Back To CalendarMay 25th, 2018 - May 26th, 2018

CAMSS 47th Annual Education Forum (May 25-26, 2018)

  • Location: Parc 55 San Francisco 55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco CA 94102
  • Time: May 25th, 2018 - May 26th, 2018 All Day
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    CAMSS 47th Annual Education Forum ~ Parc 55 ~ San Francisco, CA
    Click here for Forum Brochure (May 25-26, 2018)

    ~ We have reached a multi-year agreement with Parc 55 San Francisco, A Hilton® Owned Hotel and will be hosting our Forum there in 2018, 2020 and 2022
    ~ Parc 55 is located in the heart of Union Square, close to shopping and great restaurants. This is the first time we have been back to San Francisco since 1993 so we hope you will be able to join us!

    *CAMSS has reserved a block of guest rooms at Parc 55 in Union Square for all Forum attendees at a negotiated single/double rate of $209. We encourage you to book your room reservations as soon as possible. Room block and group rate is currently released and available. The discounted rate is available for the following dates: May 23rd – May 27th, allowing you to arrive early or depart late and enjoy some extra time enjoying the beautiful city of San Francisco.

    Reservations may be made by calling 415-392-8000 or by visiting: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49487583   ** Please note that your credit card will be charged the first night’s room and tax to secure the reservation.

    Registration will be considered pending until your mailed payment is received. Payments being sent by check need to be received no later than Monday May 11, 2018. Registration confirmation will be sent via e-mail so please verify your e-mail address and make sure the e-mail address you provide does not have any restrictions. If e-mail confirmation is not received within one week of registration, please contact the CAMSS Registrar. Registrations received within one week of the Forum may not receive confirmation and may require processing on-site.

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    Check: Please note checks are no longer being accepted after May 11, 2018.

    ***Please be sure to log-in as a member prior to registering to receive your member discount. If you log in but are inactive for more than 10 min, you will be auto-logged out for security purposes so you will need to re log-in!***

Event Registration

Registration for the full event is now open to non members at $625.00 join now and register at the member price of $525.00.

2 Day Full Forum Registration (May 25-26, 2018)

Select Sessions

Time: 8:30am Friday - 10:00am Friday

Presented by: Panel Presentation - Moderator: Erin Muellenberg, Esq., Polsinelli, LLP

  • Hear the real-life stories of those who recently went through the devastating fires in Northern and Southern California. Learn how they managed to continue to take care of patients, including the disaster privileging of providers. Take the lessons they learned and bring it back to your organization to ensure you are disaster ready.
    Audience: All Attendees

Time: 10:30am Friday - 12:00pm Friday

Presented by: James Borden, MD, FACP & Marcia Dean, CPMSM

  • In your role as a Medical Staff Leader, you will likely be asked to run a Medical Staff Meeting. The goal of this session is assist you in understanding your role, as well as the role of your Medical Staff Professional (MSP) supporting the meeting. Let’s talk best practices for ensuring a concise, effective meeting to achieve the best outcomes. How we (MSP’s) can help you, and how you (Medical Staff Leader) can help us.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 10:30am Friday - 12:00pm Friday

Presented by: Carlo Coppo, Esq., Nossaman

  • In January 2016, the Board of Directors at a California hospital voted to terminate the hospital’s medical staff organization, effectively removing the hospitals elected medical staff officers. All this was occurring at the same time the Board was appointing new medical staff officers, approving new bylaws, all of this being done without the input of staff. Learn from the experts how to ensure your Medical Staff does not end up in the same predicament.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 10:30am Friday - 12:00pm Friday

Presented by: Ross Campbell, Esq. Partner, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman & Ruby Wood, Esq. Partner, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

  • There is no question that peer review information can be highly confidential. Knowing how, when and with whom to share this information is an important skill set which medical staff members and physician leaders need to understand. In addition to discussing the various legal methods for information sharing, the presentation will provide pointers and practical approaches for implementing information sharing and protecting against liability.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 10:30am Friday - 12:00pm Friday

Presented by: Ryan Thurber, Esq. Partner, Polsinelli, PC

  • Did you know that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement? For a healthcare professional, navigating the world of opioid addiction can be challenging. This session will provide attendees with tools to identify organizational risk, as well as assist them in the development of procedures to monitor opioid prescribing, administration and dispensing practices in their own organization. Attendees will learn the new regulatory requirements, payer standards and clinical practices that will allow them to go back and review their own organizational policies to meet these ever-changing requirements.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 1:30pm Friday - 3:00pm Friday

Presented by: James Borden, MD, FACP

  • Anything and everything you need to know about the role and responsibilities of the Medical Staff Office.

Time: 3:15pm Friday - 4:45pm Friday

Presented by: Chris Searles, MD and Terrie Sonntag, CPCS, CPMSM

  • Frontline physicians in the United States are frequently working harder than ever to provide the best care possible for their patients, sometimes at significant cost to themselves. Dr. Searles will describe the challenge that physician burnout poses to individual physicians and our healthcare system as a whole. To address burnout at the individual level, Dr. Searles offers specific tips for physicians and other frontline clinicians to develop their own “Resilience First Aid Kit.” In addition, Dr. Searles will emphasize the shared responsibility between front-line clinicians and the organizations in which they work to prevent physician burnout and support wellness. He will briefly touch on some organizational best practices and program examples.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 3:15pm Friday - 4:45pm Friday

Presented by: Glenda Zarbock, Esq. Hanson Bridgett LLP & Regina Williams, MAED, CPMSM, CPCS

  • Join Glenda and Regina as they take you on the journey to ensure that your credentialing and privileging practices are in compliance with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission, CMS and Title 22. As a Physician leader you will be asked to review and approve provider applications for initial and reappointment to your Medical Staff, learn what you should be looking for and how to rely on your MSP to guide you through this process.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 3:15pm Friday - 4:45pm Friday

Presented by: Richard Barton, Esq. Partner, Procopio & Monique Santos, MBA, CPMSM

  • The successful defense of a Judicial Review Hearing starts long before the Request for Hearing comes in. Success or failure depends upon the quality of your process, investigation, and documentation, as well how the physicians serving on the JRC will view how fairly their colleague was treated. Results often turn on things that were thought to be unimportant and trivial before and after the decision for corrective action is made. Making sure your case is presented in the best light at the JRC is also the result of good decision-making in the selection and preparation of witnesses and evidence. Presenters will walk through their own experiences with JRCs, the law and court cases that have addressed what constitutes a fair hearing and provide practical solutions to common JRC problems.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 8:15am Saturday - 9:30am Saturday

Presented by: Kay Frances, MBA

  • Are you ready to laugh, not just a giggle, but a a laugh out loud, make your stomach hurt laugh!! Kay Frances, a funny and motivational speaker will take us on the journey to learn how to better manage our stress. In our day to day lives, especially in the medical field, stress can become overwhelming and while it is not something we can eradicate from our lives, we need to learn how best to manage it. This motivational and hilarious presentation offers a healthy dose of laughter that can be just want the doctor ordered.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 10:00am Saturday - 11:30am Saturday

Presented by: Lori Ferguson, Esq. Partner, Hanson Bridgett, LLP

  • Whether or not to require board certification as a pre-requisite of medical staff membership poses several legal issues. How are current members who are not board certified affected? How are the evolving MOC requirements tracked? Some states have passed legislation prohibiting medical staff's from requiring board certification. Proposed California legislation failed, but will legislators try again? In this session you will explore the tricky legal issues related to board certification requirements.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 10:00am Saturday - 11:30am Saturday

Presented by: Maggie Palmer, MSA, CPCS, CPMSM, IntelliCentrics, Vice-President Operations, North America

  • The demand for leaders within the medical services profession is on the rise. If you are ready to take on a leadership role within your work place, or want to become a better leader, this session is for you. Maggie Palmer is a healthcare administration professional with many years of experience in medical staff services, quality improvement, risk management, consulting, as well as other administrative areas of healthcare. Join Maggie as she shares with you her experience, allowing you to expand your knowledge and skills, becoming an effective leader.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 10:00am Saturday - 11:30am Saturday

Presented by: Regina Williams, MAED, CPMSM, CPCS

  • Are you new to credentialing, do you have a desire to expand your knowledge of your role in today’s complex healthcare environment? If so, this session is a must attend. Every day, healthcare organizations must make sure that the healthcare professionals caring for their patients are fully qualified to deliver quality healthcare. Credentialing professionals play a critical role in credentialing and privileging a myriad of healthcare practitioners including physicians, dentists, podiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants. This session will present the basic elements of credentialing combined with information on accreditation standards.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 11:45am Saturday - 1:15pm Saturday

Time: 1:30pm Saturday - 3:00pm Saturday

Presented by: Angela Dorsey & Veronica Royal, The Congenial Group

  • The session will provide a detailed review of current NCQA standards, provider enrollment and changes specific to credentialing in a managed care/CVO environment. Get up to date information from two industry experts on the survey process and surveyor expectations. What’s hot, or not in the Managed Care world.

    Target Audience: Managed Care & CVO’s

Time: 1:30pm Saturday - 3:00pm Saturday

Presented by: Cindy Radcliffe & Deborah Kichler

  • Learn from the experts the role and functionality of an Allied Health Committee (AHC) and how it may bridge the gap for Medical Staff quality oversight of AHP's. This session will provide you with an overview of the purpose and function of an AHC within the Medical Staff Structure, focused on the relationship between the AHC and Department/Clinical Service Committee (s) performing peer review. Cindy and Deborah will share with you best practices for development of a peer review and OPPE processes for the Allied Health Professional.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 1:30pm Saturday - 3:00pm Saturday

Presented by: Christine “Cris” Mobley, CPMSM, CPCS, Edge-U-Cate

  • With patient treatment technology changing daily and new sub-specialties of practitioners on the rise, clinical privilege lists are not a “static” document anymore. They must be reviewed and revised frequently to keep up with all of the new healthcare treatment modalities. This session will address ways to maintain current privilege lists, including what should and shouldn’t be on the forms. The role of the MSP in review and revision of the privilege forms will also be discussed. Attendees should bring a copy of a privilege form with them, as they will have the opportunity to use a privilege checklist to see how their privilege forms comply.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

Time: 3:15pm Saturday - 4:45pm Saturday

Presented by: Prepared by: Erin Muellenberg, Esq. – Principal, Posinelli, LLP ~ Presented by: CAMSS Board Members

  • Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were faced with the need for a summary suspension or if your medical staff decided not to act when indicated? What if one of your medical staff officers abused the powers of his or her office? Come spend the closing session with your colleagues as you work through real life scenarios. This session will cover a variety of issues and cases. You will have an opportunity to discuss and debate the merits of various approaches to difficult problems in small groups and then present your conclusions and recommendations to the group as a whole. This is a fun and exciting session which permits you to share, gain knowledge and network with your peers.

    Target Audience: All Attendees

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