Rick Curtis Explains CMS Requirements for Telemedicinesymplr Monthly Webcast Series

HOUSTON - OCT. 21, 2015symplrTM, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) based healthcare compliance and credentialing solutions, today announced the upcoming webcast “Telemedicine - Tips and Traps.” Part of the symplr Education Series focused on Provider Management, the webcast will air on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET.

The use of telemedicine as a vital adjunct to providing care, treatment, and service is growing every day. Advances in technology now enable a patient¹s care to be directed by physicians hundreds of mile away. As the use of telemedicine grows, so does the interest of CMS and its accrediting organizations.

In this webcast, CIHQ CEO Rick Curtis, RN, MS, HACP, will educate attendees on the basics of telemedicine, key CMS requirements governing the use of telemedicine, and common compliance issues among hospitals. Curtis will also be available to answer questions in a live Q&A.

“Interest from patients and healthcare providers in the benefits of telemedicine continues to rise,” said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of symplr. “Rick Curtis will give an overview on what to expect from telemedicine and how to manage this new source of patient care from a compliance perspective.”

 To view archives of past webcasts in the symplr education webcast series, visit http://www.symplr.com/resources/webcasts.

About Rick Curtis, RN, MS, HACP

Richard (Rick) Curtis is the Chief Executive Officer for CIHQ. Rick is nationally recognized as an expert on the Medicare Conditions of Participation and the CMS Certification & Survey Process. As CEO, he successfully guided CIHQ in becoming the nation's 4th CMS approved deeming authority for acute care hospitals. Rick's clinical background is in critical care nursing with a focus in cardiovascular and trauma service lines. He has held both clinical and executive management level positions in Quality, Risk, Education, Infection Control, and Regulatory Compliance. Rick is a regular speaker at numerous state and national conferences on the federal regulations and accreditation standards, and is host of CIHQ's popular monthly webinars addressing key compliance challenges in today's environment. Rick is nationally certified in healthcare accreditation, and serves as Chair of the Board of Examiners for the Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP). Rick has a degree in Nursing with a Master's Degree in Health Services Administration. 

About symplr

Founded in 2006, symplr is an industry leader in compliance and credentialing Software as a Service solutions that help healthcare organizations mitigate risk and ensure compliance. symplr has a single mission: to make healthcare compliance and credentialing simpler for all constituents of the healthcare community. For more information or to contact symplr, visit http://www.symplr.com/ or (866) 373-9725.

Media Contact:

Carrie Ward, cward@symplr.com 832-407-5347

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