Live from Long Beach:  The 42nd NAMSS Conference

Live from Long Beach: The 42nd NAMSS Conference

Oct 10, 2018
  • Author:
    Vicki Searcy
    Former VP, Consulting
    Vicki has managed several credentialing and privileging practices, led a national healthcare accreditation and compliance consulting practice, was a surveyor for the NCQA, and a former president of NAMSS.

Last week was another action-packed NAMSS Conference. I live in California, but rarely go to Long Beach. Last week I got to see how lovely this city is, with interesting architecture, great restaurants – and most of all, fabulous NAMSS attendees.

My NAMSS experience started off on September 30 (Sunday) with the Exhibits Hall Opening Reception at 6 pm. Scores of NAMSS conference attendees flowed through the spacious exhibit hall, finding old friends and making new acquaintances and networking opportunities. There was food and fun – and an opportunity for NAMSS attendees to visit vendors and see what is being offered to assist them in their daily tasks. I got to see and talk to many of you, but not everyone – just not enough time.

There were dozens of great sessions – and at the conclusion of the conference, the CVO Symposium began at 1:30 pm on Wednesday. The response to this first Symposium was tremendous with about 200 in attendance. This response shows the interest and need for information about CVOs. I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the CVO Symposium and spoke about the Past, Present and Future as related to the CVO industry. And I felt very qualified to speak about the Past of CVOs, since I was there at the beginning!

Kudos to the NAMSS Conference Committee who arranged for so many great topics and speakers. On behalf of all NAMSS members, we are grateful – Thank You! 

VerityStream sent 35+ individuals to the NAMSS conference and I can attest to the fact that we are all energized – and exhausted, but glad to have been a part of an exceptional conference!

Just a month away is the VerityStream National User Group Conference (Thrive18) in New Orleans (November 6-8, 2018).  If you are a CredentialStream customer and haven’t registered yet, please do so at once. You won’t want to miss out on our first combined conference for all of our software customers (CredentialStream, EchoCredentialing, MSOW and EchoOneApp). Hope to see you at the Café du Monde for beignets and café au lait.

It is a privilege to be and to work with medical services professionals and I look forward to greeting many of you in the coming weeks.