Registration fees for webinars are $175/member and $300/non-member unless otherwise noted in an event description.

NDHA is an approved provider of continuing education by the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.

Advanced Credentialing & Privileging Concepts

Date: 11/03/2020

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This seminar is now going virtual. See details below.

North Dakota CAH’s – The North Dakota CAH Quality Network will support registration fees of each North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals, a total of two (2) connections per facility. Prior to registering, contact Amy Breigenzer at the Center for Rural Health for instructions on registration assistance. Call or email 406.263.0999 or

NDHA Member registration fee is $95 per facility*; non-member is $190 per facility*.

dakotAMSS members register at the NDHA member rate of $95 per facility*.

*To allow for social distancing protocol, the “per facility” fee includes all three (3) webinars in this series, and a total of two (2) connections so participants can connect from their own office/home.

The NDHA online registration process does not require payment at the time of registration. You will be invoiced.

November 3, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Documenting Practitioner Competency

One of the biggest challenges medical staffs face is evaluating the competency of providers.  It is difficult, or sometimes impossible, to acquire useful competency data. The increased focus on quality by accrediting organizations, the government, and the public, emphasizes the need for continual monitoring of the quality of services provided as well as having a strong privileging system. The resources for this program include many forms, policies, and procedures that can be used by the participants.

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of acquiring evidence to document competency
  • Develop tools and processes for documenting competency
  • Discuss the CMS and Joint Commission requirements for privileging and documenting competency including focused and ongoing professional practice evaluation
  • Determine potential changes in bylaws and privileging criteria to account for no- and low-volume practitioners

November 10, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Temporary Privileges and Expedited Credentialing: Meeting Patient Need without Compromising Patient Safety

An expedited credentialing process can help get practitioners to work in a timelier fashion.  This presentation discusses the reasons for granting temporary privileges and how to accomplish this task without compromising patient safety.  Discussion will include sample policies for temporary privileges and expedited credentialing.

  • Discuss Regulations and Accreditation Standards for temporary privileges and expedited credentialing
  • Determine appropriate ways to get credentialing done expeditiously without compromising patient safety.
  • Determine an appropriate response when asked to “short cut” the credentialing process

November 17, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Understanding Negligence in Credentialing

This program will discuss the concept of negligence as it relates to credentialing and privileging. Past and recent negligent credentialing lawsuits and their impact on the credentialing practices of the hospital will be discussed.

At the completion of this program the participant will be able to:

  • Define negligence as it relates to credentialing and privileging
  • Recognize an organization’s duty to exercise due care in credentialing
  • Discuss precedent setting and recent legal cases in which there was a finding of negligence in credentialing and their impact on credentialing practices