Credentialing: Medicare Enrollment (855I/R) Approval Tactics

Length: 90 minutes Expert: Tammy West, MHA/ED, CPMSM, CPCS CEU: 1.5

One of the most common causes of declined Medicare enrollment is incomplete and inaccurate applications. The problem is that the enrollment directions are convoluted  even for seasoned professionals. It almost seems like they get some sort of joy out of making the process hard to understand.

The negative results associated with a declined Medicare enrollment for CMS forms 855I and 855R are significant. They range from a delay in your reimbursement, to your providers being unable to see Medicare patients at all. Accordingly, mastering the various credentialing requirements is essential to the success and compliance of your organization.

This is where credentialing expert, Tammy West, MHA/ED, CPMSM, CPCS, can help. Tammy will walk you through each essential step of the Medicare credentialing process. In only 90 minutes, you’ll receive proven credentialing strategies that will help ensure you get it right the first time.

Here are just a few of the practical, must-have application enrollment tactics you’ll receive by ordering this 90-minute online training:

  • Head off the most common errors when filing CMS Forms 855I and 855R
  • Decrease provider enrollment turnaround times with simple submission tactic
  • Avoid the most common errors when enrolling a new provider
  • Reduce Medicare enrollment denials with easy-to-use tips that makes all the difference
  • Easily choose the correct CMS 855 form to improve first time approvals
  • Simplify Medicare reassignment of benefits for existing providers
  • Overcome the most common mistakes related to required enrollment documents
  • Determine when it’s better to submit your application online or via paper
  • And so much more…

This training is for ANYONE who needs help enrolling providers in Medicare. It’s also perfect for those that just want to simplify their enrollment and improve their approval success. During this practical, online training session you’ll receive a breakdown of each specific step you must take to ensure your providers are enrolled accurately and efficiently the first time you submit their application. Utilizing these proven strategies will give you the tools to seamlessly complete all required Medicare application questions for both your new and existing providers.

Medicare enrollment continues to be a challenge for thousands of practices nationwide. Multiple, similar enrollment forms, confusing language and the importance of getting it right the first time makes this online training session a must-have for all professionals enrolling providers into Medicare. So, don’t wait, order today.


Meet Your Expert

Tammy West
MHA/ED, CPMSM, CPCSHealthcare Consultant

Tammy has 23 years healthcare administration experience and 10 years experience in credentials verification and provider enrollment.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Tammy managed an NCQA accredited CVO that performed centralized credentials verification, provider enrollment and payer credentialing for a large health system in eastern North Carolina. Tammy has extensive experience with CMS, TJC and NCQA requirements for provider credentialing and medical staff services.

Tammy is dual-certified by the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) as a Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) and Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS).


Very informative.
Celeste Delrie
Administrator, LA CVT Institute
Very detailed.
Marietha Morales
Legal Assistant, The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale, P.A.
Very easy to follow along.
Melissa Craighead
Administrative Assistant II & Credentialing, Little River Medical Center Inc
The webinar was very informative.
Lisa Borkowski
Credentialing Coordinator, Holy Redeemer
The slide presentation was very nice as far as visualizing what the speaker was talking about. When I look at the actual form I will recognize the areas we discussed and what information is supposed to be filled in there. It was informative and helpful.
Stephanie Hatton
Credentialing Coordinator, The Centers for Kidney Care