Consulting as an Expert Witness in Credentialing and Privileging
(Recorded Webinar)

Original Webcast: Thursday, November 12, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET (1:00 – 2:30 pm CT)

Speaker: Kathy Matzka, CPMSM, CPCS

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Consulting as an expert witness in litigation can be rewarding. Credentialing professionals are often needed to offer an opinion as to whether or not a facility being sued for negligent credentialing met the applicable standard of care. It can be become an additional “profit center” with very little overhead involved and can be a rewarding aspect of your career development.

What You Will Learn:

At the end of these presentations, participants will be able to:

  • Define the difference between forensic consulting vs. expert witness
  • Discuss what is expected of the expert regarding review of documents, reporting opinions, providing testimony at deposition and trial
  • Discuss risks and benefits of providing expert opinion

Speaker Bio:

Kathy Matzka, CPMSM, CPCS is a speaker, consultant, and writer with over 25 years of experience in credentialing, privileging, and medical staff services.  She worked for 13 years as a hospital medical staff coordinator before venturing out on her own as a consultant, writer, and speaker.

Ms. Matzka has authored a number of books related to medical staff services including Medical Staff Standards Crosswalk: A Quick Reference Guide to The Joint Commission, CMS, HFAP, and DVN Standards, Chapter Leader’s Guide to Medical Staff: Practical Insight on Joint Commission Standards, Compliance Guide to Joint Commission Medical Staff Standards, and The Medical Staff Meeting Companion Tools and Techniques for Effective Presentations.  For the past eight years, she has been the contributing editor for The Credentials Verification Desk Reference and its companion website The Credentialing and Privileging Desktop Reference. She is co-author of the HcPro’s 2014 Publication of Verify and Comply.

Who Should Attend:

Medical services professionals, credentialing professionals, and credentials committee members interested in providing services as an expert witness in negligent credentialing claims.

Cost: 

NAMSS Members: $55
Non-Members: $75
Group Purchase: $150 (Provides access to the webinar and five (5) individual CE certificates)
Additional CEs (beyond 5): $85 per 10 additional certificates. Purchase as many packs of 10 as you need.

CE Credits:

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 CE Credits.