Allied Health Practitioners: The Next Frontier in Credentialing - Recorded Webinar

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT)

Speaker: Terra Purdy, MS, Program Manager, Allied Health Practitioners

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Even for the experienced credentialing specialist, the process of credentialing Allied Health Practitioners (AHP) is potentially uncharted territory.  The process of credentialing physicians is a well laid-out map at most health care facilities, but credentialing AHPs is a relatively new development. Unfortunately, one cannot always follow the physician process when credentialing AHPs because it is not always “apples to apples.”  This presentation will explore the numerous types of Allies Health Practitioners and ways to credential them while meeting state and federal standards.  It will examine the essential elements for initial credentialing of these unique providers and criteria for reappointment. By the end of the presentation, the audience will be equipped with a solid framework for credentialing Allied Health Practitioners

Types of providers discussed in the presentation will be: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (CNP, CNS), Physician Assistant (PA) and Massage Therapist (MT).  Other types of privileged and non-privileged Allied Health Practitioners will be briefly covered and open to the question portion of the presentation.

What You Will Learn:

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

  • Identify who is considered an Allied Health Practitioner and who is not
  • Identify best practice for credentialing/privileging Allied Health Practitioners
  • Recognize noted differences in the Allied versus physician credentialing process
  • Be able to create a customized template/checklist of necessary items to properly credential APRNs, PAs and MTs.

Speaker Bio:

Terra Purdy has been with the OhioHealth organization in Columbus, Ohio since 2005.  She has worked as a Graphic Designer until transitioning to her current position as Program Manager, Allied Health Credentialing for Riverside Methodist Hospital. She is currently the Southeastern Regional Representative for the Ohio Association of Medical Staff Services (OAMSS).

Who Should Attend:

Credentialing Coordinators/Specialists, Medical Staff Office Managers, and Practice Managers interested in learning best practices around credentialing Allied Health practitioners.


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Non-Members: $75
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CE Credits:

This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CE Credits.