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Recorded Webinars

NCQA Credentialing Standards and Associated 2022 Updates

June 23, 2022

Presented by Amy Niehaus, MBA, CPMSM, CPCS, President and Consultant, AMN Consulting, LLC

Using leading practices and real-life applications in the workplace, attendees will learn key concepts applicable to NCQA standards, including policies and procedures, initial credentialing and recredentialing requirements, acceptable verification sources and timelines, ongoing monitoring, and delegation, as well as address new credentialing system control standards going into effect in July 2022.

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Medical Staff Bylaws Updates 2022

March 2022

Presented by Elizabeth Snelson, Esq., President, Legal Counsel to the Medical Staff, PLLC

The American Medical Association (AMA) Physicians’ Guide to Medical Staff Organization Bylaws has been updated again to address changes in the Joint Commission accreditation, legal developments and new AMA policy affecting hospital medical staffs.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The AMA Physicians' Guide to Medical Staff Organization Bylaws
  • The most recent changes to the Guide
  • Potential solutions for current problems experienced by physicians and medical staff organizations

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Meeting and Exceeding Industry Credentialing Standards with the AMA Physician Profile

November 2021

Presented by Amy Niehaus, MBA, CPMSM, CPCS, President and Consultant, AMN Consulting, LLC

You have probably seen an AMA Physician Profile. But have you ever wondered how the information complies with industry credentialing standards, such as CMS, The Joint Commission, NCQA and AAAHC? In many areas, the Profile exceeds regulatory and accreditation requirements allowing your organization to enhance its credentialing process and further reduce risk to your patients.

During this session, attendees will learn the background behind the AMA Standards Table that guides the data published in the Physician Profile. In addition, key credentialing elements will be reviewed to demonstrate the level of compliance with CMS regulations and accreditation standards.

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Available through the AMA Ed Hub



Preparation Guide for the Physician Credentialing Process (PDF)

How Credentialing Staff Can Better Prepare for Emergency Situations (PDF)



COVID-19 Physician Mortality Report

U.S. Physicians and Students Workforce Statistics



Physician Credentialing Demystified