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The Greeley Company to Address Key Medical Staff Challenges at NAMSS 45th Educational Conference

Presentations offer insider perspectives and practical solutions

The Greeley Company (Greeley), a leader in healthcare education, will present strategies for navigating today’s most pressing medical staff issues at NAMSS 45th Educational Conference & Exhibition, which will be held virtually October 18–21, 2021.

As medical staff are increasingly looked upon to safeguard compliance, improve quality, and reduce cost across the healthcare ecosystem, up-to-date knowledge of emerging influences will drive improvements organizations need to thrive.

Led by experienced physicians and healthcare consultants, Greeley NAMSS educational sessions include:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 3:00–3:45 P.M. EDT

Credentialing by Proxy (CBP): Embracing Flexibility in a Telehealth World
Greeley Senior Consultant Frances Ponsien will review credentialing and privileging options for telemedicine and discuss how to develop an effective telemedicine process that embraces the flexibility of CBP provided by regulators and accreditors.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 12:00–1:00 P.M. EDT

How to Engage the Disruptive Physician
Greeley Senior Consultant Raul Zambrano will discuss how to address intimidating and disruptive behavior that endangers the integrity of credentialing and privileging, including coaching medical staff provider partners.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 12:00–1:00 P.M. EDT
Verify and Comply: CMS, JC, NCQA, HFAP, and DNV Credentialing Standards
Greeley’s Chief Credentialing Officer Sally Pelletier and Senior Consultant Frances Ponsien will provide a concise overview of similarities and differences between accreditation requirements related to credentialing for five regulatory agencies.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1:30–2:30 P.M. EDT

Physician’s Reentering Practice: Know When to Hold ‘Em – Know When to Fold ‘Em – Know When to Walk Away – Know When to Run!
Greeley’s Chief Credentialing Officer Sally Pelletier and CPEP Chief Executive Office Beth Korinek will discuss national reentry trends, guidance on reentry policies, considerations related to waivers during COVID, review of approaches to facilitate an effective and safe transition to exercising clinical privileges, methods for monitoring to meet focused practice evaluation expectations, and presentation of case studies.


Conquering Credentialing, Privileging, and Peer Review in the Ambulatory Environment
Dr. Mary Hoppa, Greeley’s Vice President of Bylaws and Governance, will review regulatory and accreditation requirements for provider-based clinics versus stand-alone ambulatory facilities and provide tools to conquer today’s credentialing, privileging, and peer review conundrums in the ambulatory environment.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2:30–3:30 P.M. EDT

System-Wide Bylaws: It’s Time to Recognize the Benefits
Dr. Mary Hoppa, Greeley’s Vice President of Bylaws and Governance, will discuss how operational efficiencies, improved access to staff equipment and resources, and a unified medical staff can be obtained through the creation of system-wide bylaws (and rules and regulations).

More information on these sessions, the virtual conference, and how to register, visit the NAMSS website.

About The Greeley Company

The Greeley Company is a leading provider of consulting, education, interim staffing, credentialing management, and external peer review to healthcare organizations nationwide. Headquartered in the greater Boston area, The Greeley Company has helped more than 1,000 healthcare organizations within the past three years address challenges related to regulatory compliance, credentialing and privileging, peer reviews, clinician burnout, bylaws, and physician-hospital alignment. The Greeley Company is a part of The Chartis Group, which provides comprehensive advisory and analytics services to the healthcare industry. For more information, please visit and

About The Chartis Group®

The Chartis Group (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, digital and emerging technologies, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children's hospitals and healthcare service organizations achieve transformative results. Chartis has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis and San Francisco. For more information, visit

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