April 25 – April 27, 2018


Albany Marriott, Wolf Road, Albany NY




PRE-CONFERENCE – Wednesday, April 25, 2018:


 6:00 – 7:00 PM          Leadership Challenges Networking Session
                                                Moderated by:   Terry LaValle, CPMSM, Education Chair
                                                                           Mark Hirschhorn, CPCS, NYSAMSS President
                                                                           Marcia Phalen, CPMSM, NYSAMSS President-Elect


 7:00 – 9:00 PM         Registration and Welcome Reception


DAY 1 – Thursday, April 26, 2018:


 7:00 – 8:00 AM         Registration/Breakfast


 8:00 AM                     Welcome and Opening Remarks
                                                Mark Hirschhorn, CPCS, NYSAMSS President


 8:15 AM                    2018 Joint Commission Updates   (Click HERE to download presentation)
                                                Laurel McCourt, MD     (Click HERE for Bio)
                                                   Joint Commission Resources


10:45 AM                  Verify and Comply   (Click HERE to download presentation)
                                                Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS     (Click HERE for Bio)
                                                   Chief Credentialing Officer, The Greeley Company


12:00 – 1:30 PM      Networking/Regional Lunch – Hosted by NYSAMSS Regional Representatives


1:30 PM                  Achieving the Credentialing Trifecta — Real Results in Alignment Between Credentialing,
                                      Provider Enrollment and Delegation    (Click HERE to download presentation)
                                                Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS
                                                    The Greeley Company


 3:30 PM                  Re-Designing the Medical Staff for the 21st Century   (Click HERE to download presentation)
                                                Jonathan Burroughs, MD, FACHE     (Click HERE for Bio)
                                                    President & CEO, Burroughs Consulting Network, Inc.


5:00 PM                    Q & A / Wrap-up


DAY 2 – Friday, April 27, 2018:


 7:30 – 8:30 AM        Registration/Breakfast


 8:30 AM                    NYSAMSS Annual Meeting / Installation of NYSAMSS Board of Directors
                                                Mark Hirschhorn, CPCS, NYSAMSS President


 9:00 AM                    Privileging Nightmares and Legal Ramifications   (Click HERE to download presentation)
                                                Michael Callahan, Esq.     (Click HERE for bio)
                                                    Sr. Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP


11:15 AM                  NYS Department of Health Updates    (Click HERE to download presentation)
                                                Paula Breen     (Click HERE for bio)
                                                   Deputy Director, NYS Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct


12:45 PM                  Q & A / Wrap-up


NAMSS CEU’s:  Three day total of 12 CEU’s approved by NAMSS.


                                                             Member       Non-Member
                          Both Days:                   $375                $475
                          Thursday Only:            $200                $250
                           Friday Only:                 $175                $225


       Registration fee includes:  Program attendance, conference materials and all food/refreshment breaks.  A $195 cancellation fee per individual will be charged if registration is can­celed less than one (1) week prior to the program.  No cancellations will be accepted on the day of the program.  Substitutions will be accepted.
     To download a paper brochure with registration form, CLICK HERE.


       To register on-line with credit card, CLICK HERE.    (NOTE:  Problems registering when utilizing FireFox and Internet Explorer have been reported.  It is recommended that you use Chrome for best results.)




All registrations will be verified by confirmation letter.  If confirmation has not been received prior to the Conference, please call 315-787-4170 or e-mail  teresa.goss@flhealth.org .


Albany Marriott Hotel Rate:   $139 per night (plus tax)
      Phone Reservations:  Call 800-443-8952, using reservation code MSS
     On-Line Reservations:  CLICK HERE
     Reservation Deadline:  4/5/2018




Topics, speakers and times may be subject to change without prior notice.


Photographs may be taken during the Conference and may appear on Social Media.  By registering for the Conference, permission to use the registrant’s photograph is given.


The content and opinions expressed by the speakers are not necessarily those of the New York State Association of Medical Staff Services.


Conference Room temperature will be set at 70 degrees.  It is suggested that attendees dress in layers for comfort.  For the enjoyment of all participants, please make sure to turn your cell phone to vibrate.