EL CENTRO COLLEGE
ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION
IN MEDICAL STAFF SERVICES
In 2009, El Centro College began to offer a series of affordable online continuing education courses in medical staff services. The following courses will be offered in the spring of 2012. Registration begins November 14, 2011 and continues until Jan 9 (later for the February and March courses):
Basics of Credentialing – Accredited by NAMSS for 10 CEUs
Jan. 9 – Feb. 17 – MSST-2000-52111
Tuition is $99.00.
Advanced Credentialing - Accredited by NAMSS for 10 CEUs
Feb. 20 – Mar. 23 – MSST-2000- 52121
Tuition is $99.
Medical Staff Services Administration – Accredited by NAMSS for 10 CEUs
Mar. 26- May 4 – MSST -2000-53131
Tuition is $99.00
Medical Staff Services I – 48 contact hours – 16 weeks. This is the same course that has been offered for college credit. Covers medical staff organization, credentialing and accreditation standards. Previously a college credit course. The above 5 week courses are excerpts of this course.
Jan. 17 – May 10 – MSST 1001-52101
Tuition is $150.00
Textbook: The Medical Staff Services Handbook: Fundamentals and Beyond, 2nd edition, by Gassiot, Searcy and Giles, (ISBN 9780763784416) Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Medical Staff Services II - 48 contact hours – 16 weeks. Covers managed care credentialing, other accreditations such as IRB and managing meetings. Previously a college credit course.
Jan. 17 – May 10 – MSST-1040.52101
Tuition is $150.00
Textbook: Managed Care What It Is and How It Works, 3rd edition by Kongstvedt
ISBN: 978-0-7637-5911-7. Published by Jones and Bartlett
Medical Staff Law – 48 contact hours – 16 weeks. Covers law related to medical staff credentialing, peer review, due process. Previously a college credit course.
Jan. 17 – May 10 – MSST-1002.52101; Tuition is $150.00
Textbook: Legal Essentials of Health Care Administration by George Pozgar and
The Medical Staff Services Handbook: Fundamentals and Beyond, 2nd edition, by Gassiot, Searcy and Giles, (ISBN 9780763784416) Jones and Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7637-6130-1. Published by Jones and Bartlett
Medical Staff Services III – 48 hours – 16 weeks. Advanced course that focuses on bylaws and methods to research and review applications and credentials to determine privileging, establish peer review processes and investigate and resolve problem areas. Previously a college credit course.
Jan. 17 – May 10 – MSST-2031.52101; Tuition is $150.00
Textbook: The Medical Staff Services Handbook: Fundamentals and Beyond, 2nd edition, by Gassiot, Searcy and Giles, (ISBN 9780763784416) Jones and Bartlett
Performance Improvement - 48 hours – 16 weeks. Focuses on Performance improvement in health care. Theories fundamental to TQM and CQI are explored and applied to the health care setting. Evolution of efforts to measure quality in healthcare organizations and attitudes of physicians concerning these efforts are examined. Statistical tools and use of CQI teams are described. The TJC PI standards are covered, with emphasis on expectations of the medical staff organization. National Committee for Quality Assurance required monitors are reviewed.
Jan. 17 – May 10 – MSST1041.52101; Tuition is %150
Textbook: McLaughlin and Kaluzny’s Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care, 4th Edition, by Sollecito and Johnson. (ISBN 978-0-7637-8154-5) Jones and Bartlett Publishers
The MSS Handbook textbook will be used for all of these courses, including the 5 week courses. All books are available online from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Please note that it takes around two weeks to receive the textbook after ordering.
If you have new staff in your department needing in-depth information on credentialing, these courses are perfect for them. The courses are also a good refresher for those of you who need CEU’s to maintain your credentials. Don’t delay, register today! All courses will assist in preparing for the certification exams.
To register and pay by credit card, call the Continuing Education Division at 214-860-2260 or 214-860-2696 and ask for course number noted above.