A Graduate Series on Advanced Practice Professionals:
A Comprehensive Review of the Role and Use of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Anesthetists, Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Physician Assistants

This three-part recorded webinar series covers a broad range of issues affecting the expanding role and use of non-physician practitioners in the ever-evolving health care industry.  Regardless of the traditional labels for non-physicians, whether referred to as Allied Health Professionals, Midlevel Providers, or Physician Extenders, this series addresses the most pressing and up-to-date aspects of Advanced Practice Professionals (commonly known as NPs, CRNAs, Midwives, and PAs). Specifically, participants will learn licensure and scope of practice; credentialing, privileging, and competency assessment; and billing and reimbursement.

This series is brought to you by the Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group. This series is presented in collaboration with the Center for Advancing Provider Practices, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, National Association Medical Staff Services, and the University HealthSystem Consortium.

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Cost and Details

Part I: Licensure and Scope of Practice: Things are Changing

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern (90 minutes)


  • Trish Anen, Vice President of Clinical Services
    Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
    Chicago, IL
  • Commander Scott J. Cooper, MMSc, PA-C
    Senior Health Insurance Specialist/Policy Analyst
    United States Public Health Service
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Baltimore, MD
  • Stephen R. Kleinman, JD
    Bricker & Eckler LLP
    Columbus, OH

This webinar will explore evolving trends in Advanced Practice Professionals related to scope of practice, clinical activities, and physician collaboration.

What You Will Learn

  • Industry trends and best practices
  • Origins of Advanced Practice Professionals
  • The evolution of practice scope
  • Comparison of various state-level licensing activities and related legislative efforts


Part II: The Credentialing, Privileging, and Competency Assessment: Is it Really that Different for Advanced Practice Professionals?

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern (90 minutes)


  • Trish Anen
    Vice President of Clinical Services
    Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
    Chicago, IL
  • Daniel Castillo, MD, MBA
    Medical Director
    The Joint Commission
    Glenview, IL
  • Renee Aird-Dengler, RN, MS, CPMSM, CPCS
    Director of Medical & Professional Affairs
    Advocate Health Care
    Downers Grove, Illinois
This webinar will emphasize the credentialing, privileging, and competency assessment aspects of Advanced Practice Professionals.

What You Will Learn:

  • Overview of the applicable Medicare Conditions of Participation and accreditation requirements
  • Requirements and best practices for credentialing and privileging
  • Competency assessment of Advanced Practice Professionals


Part III: Billing and Reimbursement for Advanced Practice Professionals: Opportunities and Pitfalls

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
2:00-3:30 pm Eastern (90 minutes)

  • Trish Anen
    Vice President of Clinical Services
    Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
    Chicago, IL
  • Regan Tankersley
    Hall Render Killian Heath and Lyman PC
    Indianapolis, IN
    Associate Compliance Officer
    Office of Corporate Compliance
    University of Chicago Medicine
    Chicago, IL
  • Michele Rubin APN,CNS,CGRN
    Advanced Practice Nurse Chair
    University of Chicago Medicine
    Chicago, IL

Advanced Practice Professionals face a practical challenge regarding reimbursement issues and compliance considerations. This webinar will provide an overview of the general approach and efforts to improve reimbursement for Advanced Practice Professionals.

What You Will Learn:

  • Current framework of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
  • General approach by the commercial payer industry
  • Legislative efforts for improving reimbursement


Who Should Attend:

All MSPs with a particular interest in various aspects of credentialing, privileging, and managing Advanced Practice Providers.


  Individual Webinars
NAMSS Members:
Non-Members: $75

CE Credits:

Individual webinars are approved for 1.5 credits. Primary Registrants receive automatic NAMSS credit. Additional Attendees that view the webinar with a primary registrant may also obtain CE by filling out the appropriate form, linked above for each respective webinar.