Physician Credentialing: How-To and Common Mistakes Webinar


Join THT for our upcoming webinar on physician credentialing where experts Spencer Smith and Anna Dubois will provide an overview of the process and the important role of trustees. This session will provide a comprehensive review of physician onboarding and credentialing and how it relates to advancing quality and patient safety in our hospitals. Dubois and Smith will also cover the essential steps of physician onboarding and the credentialing process, explaining its purpose and steps, such as committee reviews and the important role that trustees play in this process. Potential pitfalls and common mistakes in these processes, such as untimely recredentialing and poor communication, will be discussed, along with red flags to watch for.

Registration Pricing

Member Group (Unlimited connections from your organization): $125
Non-Member Group (Unlimited connections from your organization): $175

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Who should attend:

Trustees, Board Chairs, CEOs, and administrative assistants.

Continuing Education:

American College of Healthcare Executives

By attending the Physician Credentialing: How-To and Common Mistakes Webinar offered by Texas Hospital Association participants may earn up to 1.0 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

Certified Healthcare Trustees Education
The Texas Healthcare Trustees designates this continuing certified healthcare trustee education activity for up to 1.0 contact hours. For more information about the CHT program, please contact THT at 512-465-1071.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the credentialing process its role in quality and hospital operations.
  • Understand the trustees important role in physician credentialing and onboarding.
  • Learn the importance of communication throughout the credentialing and onboarding process.
  • Review common mistakes and how to avoid them.


Anna Dubois, J.D., Associate, Husch Blackwell, Austin

Anna combines her legal experience and background in healthcare operations to gain a unique understanding of her clients’ needs. Clients appreciate Anna’s depth of understanding of hospital operations and her ability apply that understanding in the continuously evolving healthcare regulatory field. Anna’s years of experience working for a multi-hospital system and executing projects across the spectrum of care mean that Anna has personal knowledge of the decisions her clients make every day. This experience paired with Anna’s legal experience in the regulatory field enables her to bring clients an invaluable perspective on the bigger picture of healthcare both within and beyond hospital doors. Anna helps clients with a broad range of state and federal regulatory areas, including:

  • Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and payment
  • Fraud and abuse laws
  • Government and private audits
  • Medical staff governance
  • Patient issues

Spencer Smith, J.D., Associate, Husch Blackwell, Austin

Understanding that healthcare runs on immediate patient response, Spencer is prepared and available with client strategies and solutions. Healthcare clients of all sizes and phases, from individual practitioners to national healthcare systems and state healthcare departments, trust Spencer for guidance and counsel. With the end goal of making sure everyone works together to deliver optimal care to patients, Spencer helps clients with a wide range of state and federal compliance matters, regulatory counseling, and administrative guidance.
Spencer works frequently with, among other healthcare related tasks:

  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement procedures​
  • Stark Law​
  • Anti-Kickback Statute
  • False Claims Act​
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • State Administrative Agencies and Licensing Department

Spencer knows that the healthcare industry is faced with providing fast response times to both patients and ever-changing regulations. Clients value his availability and quick turnaround times needed in this business sector. He conducts regular analyses of healthcare regulatory trends so he is at the ready with customized options for healthcare clients.