Welcome to the Kansas Association Medical Staff Services Website
Our Mission is to provide continuing education, a framework for professional networking, and to promote professional knowledge and skills.
What is KAMSS
KAMSS is a professional association of individuals responsible for support services of a medical staff organization and was formed to provide the opportunity for continuing education and to promote the improvement of professional knowledge and skill by uniting persons who are engaged in medical staff activities throughout this state organization under the auspices of the national organization. KAMSS was established in 1989 by several individuals working in hospital medical staff offices throughout Kansas who saw a need to develop a supportive network with others in the profession and organized KAMSS.
KAMSS is affiliated with the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) and the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA)
Who Should Join KAMSS?
Medical Staff Coordinators; Directors/Managers of Medical Staff Services; Managed Care Professionals; Medical Staff Assistants; Administrative Assistants; Medical Staff Services Consultants; Credentialing Specialists; Health Information Managers; Risk Managers; and any individual responsible for supportive services required if an organization is to realize the advantages that accrue from having a smooth functioning medical staff organization.
If you would like more information about the Kansas Association Medical Staff Services visit us on Facebook or e-mail any of the KAMSS Officers.
Christina Barnwell, CPC
Lincoln Center OB/Gyn – Topeka, Kansas
Kansas Association of Medical Staff Services President Elect
Southwest Medical Center
Ph (620) 629-6739
Fx (620) 629-6523
“Keeping our patients safe one verification at a time.”
Immediate Past President
Danica Donecker, CPCS, CPMSM
Market Medical Staff Coordinator
Medical Staff Services & Credentialing Operations
HCA Healthcare | Mountain Ambulatory Surgery Dvision
Tracey Konrade, CPCS
Lead Credentialing Specialist
Medical Staff Services
1500 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604
P: 785-354-6337, F: 785-354-6734
Credentialing & Contract Specialist
KU School of Medicine – Wichita
Medical Practice Association
Western Kansas Liaison
Denise Dover, CPCS
Pratt Regional Medical Center
Medical Staff Coordinator
Work Comp Coordinator
Newsletter Editor and Website Manager
Karen Reed-Coffman, MBA, CPCS, CPMSM
Stormont Vail Health
Director, Medical Staff Services
Direct:785-354-6245, F: 785-354-6734 | www.stormontvail.org
Provider Enrollment Fax: 785-270-4343
The KAMSS Excellence in Service Award is to recognize a current Active member of KAMSS, who in the previous calendar year, has significantly contributed to or supported the State or National Association's work toward the goals of Professionalism, Advocacy, Organizational Strength, Educaiton and Standard Setting.
The Kansas Association Medical Staff Services (KAMSS) is reaching out to supervisors of KAMSS members to provide nominations of KAMSS members for the Excellence in Service Award. This award is given to recognize a current KAMSS member (Board members are excluded), who have significantly contributed and supported KAMSS and/or NAMSS by meeting the following goals during the previous calendar year.
Goal #1: Professionalism: Medical Staff Services Professionals (MSPs) are valued members of the healthcare community. Please document how the nominee contributes to your healthcare community.
Goal #2: Advocacy: The goal of KAMSS is to support, on a national level, healthcare initiatives. Please document how the nominee is an advocate of the medical staff services profession.
Goal #3: Organizational Strength: Supports KAMSS on a local level (to include donations of time and resources) and personal knowledge to the Association, thus making it stronger. Please document how the nominee supports KAMSS and/or NAMSS.
Goal #4: Education: KAMSS provides accessible educational offerings that meet the career needs of Medical Services Professionals (MSPs). Please document how the nominee supports KAMSS and takes advantage of KAMSS educational offerings.
Goal #5: Standard Setting: KAMSS establishes industry standards in credentialing. Please document how the nominee has improved credentialing for their organization or KAMSS, and is highly effective in individually networking among peers (a resource to other KAMSS members).
Please provide specific reference to activities or actions in support of these goals.
If you know of another MSP who exemplifies these goals, we ask that you consider nominating them for this award. The nomination deadline is April 23, 2021.
Each nomination received will be evaluated by the KAMSS Board, on how the Nominee meets the Goals, so please be as specific as possible. The award will be presented at the KAMSS Annual Educational Conference in June.
Please submit your nomination to:
KAMSS Immediate Past President
2021 KAMSS Annual Conference