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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 17, 2017
Newman Regional Health

1201 W. 12th Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801

KAMSS Annual Conference
From 8:00 AM to Noon, June 15-16, 2017
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. 18, 2017
Scott County Hospital
201 Albert Ave.
Scott City, KS 67871-1203

KAMSS Business Meeting and Educational Program
From 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Nov. 17, 2017
Overland Park Regional Medical Center
10500 Quivira Rd.
Overland Park, KS 66215-2306


For more information on the KHSC Board Meeting, contact Steve Poage at (785) 233-7436 or spoage@kha-net.org.
KHA has a 21-member Board of Directors. They meet five times a year. Each board member holds three-year terms, with a two-term limit. The Board has a composition of members from all geographic areas of Kansas all sizes and types of member hospitals are represented. The Board also includes a hospital trustee and physician member. Other participants include AHA Delegates, Council Chairs and Allied Organizations.
Emails will be sent to members or check out our new Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/168314440330314/
KAMSS Annual Conference. For more information, contact Ronni Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@khsc.org.
The Kansas Hospital Association is hosting a three-part management development webinar series that will take place over several months. This webinar series will provide new and more experienced managers with the nuts and bolts of management.