Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Medical Staff Coordinator Jodi Christopher of Crosby was recently appointed to the Communication Coordinator position on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Association of Medical Staff Services, an independent, non-profit association that provides a forum for education, networking, and camaraderie for Medical Staff Service Professionals.
Christopher was also recently selected by the National Association of Medical Staff Services to participate on the exam assembly committee overseeing the development and selection of certification exam questions for the field.
Credentialed as a Professional in Medical Services Management, Christopher is also certified as a Provider Credentialing Specialist by the The Certification Commission of National Association Medical Staff Services. Her responsibilities at CRMC include maintaining compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies; participating in the development and implementation of credentialing processes and procedures; credentialing of physicians, allied health and other practitioners; overseeing adherence to governance bylaws, department rules and regulations, policies pertaining to medical staff, practitioner/provider and the organization; and collecting and maintaining an accurate practitioner database and analyzing verification information.
A member of CRMC’s staff for 16 years; she has been in credentialing for six years. She also served as a Critical Care Clerk and Registered Nursing Assistant at CRMC.