Tonya Pehle, MBA, CPMSM, CPCS, CMSR, director of Medical Staff Services and Physician Recruitment at Lake Regional Health System, recently reached a career milestone earning certified professional status in medical services management from the National Association Medical Staff Services.
The NAMSS is the pre-eminent organization for professional development and recognition for individuals in medical staff and credentialing services. Membership includes more than 4,500 medical staff and credentialing services professionals, who verify information regarding medical staff and physicians to ensure accuracy and validity.
“Professionals certified in medical services management are responsible for managing physician credentialing and privileging processes,” Pehle said. “They also ensure compliance with accreditation standards and regulatory requirements, and facilitate medical service functions. Gaining certification is an important step in ensuring bylaws, hospital procedures, management processes and accreditation standards are met or exceeded.”
This is the second NAMSS certification for Pehle, who joined Lake Regional in 2007. She is also a certified provider credentialing specialist.