Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Register for a NAMSS Webinar on the New Telemedicine Rule!

What You Need to Know About the Telemedicine Credentialing Rule
A Live Webinar Brought to You by NAMSS
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM EDT
Presented by Commander Scott J. Cooper, MMSc, PA-C

On May 5, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule for hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) that will allow for a new credentialing and privileging process for physicians and practitioners providing telemedicine services. The new rule has a 60-day implementation window. This final rule gives hospitals and CAHs more flexibility in credentialing and privileging telemedicine providers. Starting July 5, 2011, the governing body of a hospital or CAH will be allowed to rely on the credentialing and privileging decisions of a distant-site hospital or telemedicine entity when making its own credentialing and privileging decisions. The rule also allows hospitals and CAHs to rely on information from non-hospital telemedicine providers such as teleradiology and other telehealth centers.

The revision is intended to make it easier for hospitals to adopt and implement telemedicine, providing patients with access to a greater range of services. But what does this mean for medical staff departments and your current credentialing and privileging practices?

Join Commander Scott J. Cooper, MMSc, PA-C of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday, June 15 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern as he walks through the final rule and answers questions.

Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask the speaker additional questions following the presentation.

What You Will Learn:

  • What is new about the revised Conditions of Participation?

  • What is the difference between telemedicine, telehealth, and teleradiology?

  • What should the written agreement between the hospital and telemedicine provider look like?

  • What specific information must be received in order for a hospital to rely on the credentialing and privileging decisions of another entity?


Commander Scott J. Cooper, MMsc, PA-C is a member of the United States Public Health Service. He currently serves as a Senior Health Insurance and Policy Analyst with the Clinical Standards Group in the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Commander Cooper and his team at CMS are responsible for the development of CMS standards and policies, including the latest telemedicine final rule.

Who Should Attend:

All MSPs are invited to attend.


Webinar participants will receive 1.5 CE credits.

NAMSS members: $49 Non-members: $69
You will have the opportunity to purchase additional CE certificates for $10 each. A multi-registrant form will be included with your registration information.

To Register:
Visit the NAMSS Online Store to purchase this course.

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