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

Presentations offer insider perspectives and practical solutions

DANVERS, MA, October 6, 2021 – 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.

Wednesday, October 20, 4:00–4:45 p.m. EDT

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.

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About The Greeley Company

The Greeley Company (Greeley), a division of The Chartis Group®, is a leader in healthcare consulting, education, and interim staffing solutions, with unmatched experience in regulatory compliance, accreditation, bylaws, and peer review, as well as credentialing and privileging. Headquartered in the Boston area, Greeley has utilized its proven methodology to help organizations improve efficiency, comply with regulations and standards, achieve practitioner engagement and alignment, and excel in delivering high-quality, cost-effective patient care for more than 30 years. For more information, visit

About The Chartis Group

The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. It brings critical thinking and deep industry experience paired with cutting-edge data, analytics, and technology to deliver #NextIntelligence. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, health analytics, informatics and technology, digital and emerging technologies, clinical quality and operations, and strategic communications, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals, and healthcare service organizations achieve transformative results and build a healthier world. Chartis has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, and San Francisco. For more information, visit

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