Education

Education Events & In-Person Courses

NAMSS offers a variety of Live, In-Person Courses ranging from certification preparation to the NAMSS Educational Conference & Exhibition and professional development courses. 

Education Events


Hosting a NAMSS Education Program

  • Hosting a NAMSS course at your state or chapter meeting, or facility is an easy, cost effective ways to bring NAMSS’ education to your members and/or employees. There are several courses available for hosting including Ready to Lead, Credentialing 101, the Leadership Certificate Program In-Person Course, and the Certification Preparation Courses.

 

NEW! Virtual Courses

Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) Certification Preparation Course

  • The newly-redesigned NAMSS Credentialing Specialist Certification Preparation Workshop is a four-week interactive program designed to help you assess your knowledge of the CPCS exam content and identify areas in which additional study is necessary before you take the exam.

Medical Services Management (CPMSM) Certification Preparation Course

  • The newly-redesigned NAMSS Medical Services Management (CPMSM) Certification Preparation Workshop is a four-week interactive program designed to help you assess your knowledge of the CPMSM exam content and identify areas in which additional study is necessary before you take the exam.

Credentialing 101

  • This newly-redesigned six week, interactive course will present the foundational elements of credentialing in an acute care (hospital) setting with a primary focus on the CMS regulatory standards and The Joint Commission accreditation standards, as well as how and when to apply them. 

Virtual Workshop FAQs

 

Live and In-Person Courses

Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) Certification Preparation Course

  • The NAMSS Credentialing Specialist Certification Preparation Workshop is a two-day interactive program designed to help you assess your knowledge of the CPCS exam content and identify areas in which additional study is necessary before you take the exam. This comprehensive workshop provides a high-level overview of the exam topics including credentialing and privileging; primary source verification; compliance with standards; and medical staff services operations reviewed from the perspective of a variety of health care settings including hospitals, managed care organizations, ambulatory care settings and CVOs. Participants will work through a series of interactive activities including scenario-based exercises and case studies supplemented with in-class learning facilitated by experienced NAMSS instructors. A key focus of the course is your development of a personalized study plan for post-workshop study and preparation to take the examination. The course includes pre-workshop preparation materials which you will need to complete prior to class and access to comprehensive supplementary resources to help you prepare for the exam.  

Medical Services Management (CPMSM) Certification Preparation Course

  • The NAMSS Medical Services Management (CPMSM) Certification Preparation Workshop is a two-day interactive program designed to help you assess your knowledge of the CPMSM exam content and identify areas in which additional study is necessary before you take the exam. This comprehensive workshop provides a high-level overview of the exam topics including accreditation and regulatory compliance; management of the credentialing processes; privileging; medical staff services administration; risk management; information management; and medical staff services operations, reviewed from the perspective of a variety of health care settings including hospitals, managed care organizations, ambulatory care settings and CVOs. Participants will work through a series of interactive activities including scenario-based exercises and case studies supplemented with in-class learning facilitated by experienced NAMSS instructors. A key focus of the course is your development of a personalized study plan for post-workshop study and preparation to take the examination. The course includes pre-workshop preparation materials which you will need to complete prior to class and access to comprehensive supplementary resources to help you prepare for the exam.  

Credentialing 101

  • This two-day, interactive course will present the foundational elements of credentialing in an acute care (hospital) setting with a primary focus on the CMS regulatory standards and The Joint Commission accreditation standards, as well as how and when to apply them. This course is a must-attend for anyone new to the field and is an excellent refresher for current MSPs who want to enhance their knowledge of credentialing.

Ready to Lead?

  • Previously “Becoming Your Own Advocate”, this newly updated workshop is designed for MSPs at every stage of their career. This comprehensive, interactive program will help you increase your professional credibility and achieve your goals within your organization. Learn how to a better advocate for yourself, your staff, and the safety of the patients you serve.

NAMSS Leadership Certificate Program – In-Person Course

  • The NAMSS Leadership Certificate Program In-person Course is designed for MSPs dedicated to the field to expand on their experiences and gain the skills, confidence, and industry understanding to be stronger leaders within the industry..  A continuation of the online portion of the program, the in-person course will focus on a variety of topics, including team leadership (continued from online module), negotiations (continued from online module), critical thinking, and communications skills. This course offers a total of 14 CE credits. *Participants are required to complete the online portion of this program in order to participate in the in-person course.

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