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Kansas Association Medical Staff Services

The Kansas Association Medical Staff Services is a professional association that was formed in 1989 to provide continuing education opportunities and promote the improvement of professional knowledge and skill by uniting persons engaged in medical staff activities throughout the state and under the auspices of the national organization National Association Medical Staff Services. Its members consist of medical staff assistants, coordinators, managers, directors and consultants; managed care professionals; administrative assistants; credentialing specialists; health information managers; and risk managers.

KAMSS members are offered opportunities to earn CEU credits by participating in KAMSS meetings and the state association annual meeting. They are kept up-to-date on the national level with other medical staff services personnel and are offered membership to join NAMSS. NAMSS offers the following certification programs to its members: Certified Professional Medical Staff Management and Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist. These certifications are a recognized standard of excellence in the medical staff profession.

By networking with their peers, KAMSS members are able to exchange information and concepts helpful in solving common issues related to the medical staff organization. KAMSS publishes a quarterly newsletter and has a scholarship program for the purpose of providing financial assistance to its members for eligible activities to foster personal and professional growth and enhance knowledge and competence in the medical staff services field.

To learn more about KAMSS, contact: Karen Reed-Coffman, KAMSS president, (785) 354-6245; or Ronni Anderson, KHA liaison, (785) 233-7436; or go to www.kamss.org.

Calendar

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

KAMSS Business Meeting and Educational Program
From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 16, 2018
Pratt Regional Medical Center

200 Commodore St.
Pratt, KS 67124-3099

KAMSS Annual Conference
From 8:00 AM to Noon, June 14-15, 2018
Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview
400 W. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67202

KAMSS Western Kansas Educational Program
From 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Aug. 17, 2018
Rooks County Health Center
1210 N. Washington
Plainville, KS 67663

KAMSS Business Meeting and Educational Program
From 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Nov. 16, 2018
The University of Kansas Health System
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160-7200


Registrations must be received at KHA by Thursday, April 19, 2018. Refunds will be given only for those cancellations received before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Walk-ins will be permitted only if room is available. Contact Lorri Dean at (785) 233-7436. Please make checks payable to KONL and return this completed form to: KONL, 215 SE 8th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603-3906.
Join us for a Noon Briefing Webinar on Tuesday, May 1, when representatives from KFMC and KMS will provide an overview of their peer review services, the Kansas peer review statutes, other available services and respond to questions.
Plan to attend the upcoming KSHIMSS Spring Conference,Health Information & Technology - Connecting with CareMay 3rd and 4th in Wichita KS.
For registration questions, please call Lorri Dean at KHA (785-233-7436).For other questions, please call Melanie Urban, KARQM Vice President and Education Chair (785-639-3379).
For more information on this program, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or jmartin@kha-net.org.