Merella Schandl's Professional Profile

Merella brings over 25 years of health care experience to Anders as a Senior Health Care Consultant, having worked with all facets of the industry. She advises hospitals, managed care organizations and physicians on regulatory compliance and credentialing. Merella designs and implements plans for integrating provider enrollment while delegating credentialing and medical staff services to enhance client revenue cycles. Continuing industry education is important to Merella, and she is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration at Lindenwood University. A frequent presenter, Merella shares her depth of health care knowledge through local and national speaking opportunities.

Firm Info

  • Joined in 2017

Specialties

  • Credentialing
  • Regulatory Compliance and Standards
  • Provider Enrollment
  • Revenue Cycle Enhancement
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Project Management

Education & Certification

  • Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM)
  • Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS)
  • Masters in Healthcare Administration, Lindenwood University, Belleville, IL
  • B.S., Workforce Development and Training, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri Association of Medical Staff Services (MAMSS)
    • Past-President (2016-Present)
    • President (2014-2016)
    • President Elect (2013-2014)
  • Illinois Association of Medical Staff Services (IAMSS)
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS)

Awards

  • Graduate Outstanding Student Award, Mid-America College of Healthcare Executives (2017)
  • Leadership Certificate, National Association Medical Staff Services (2017)
  • Golden Key Award, National Association Medical Staff Services (2015)

Publications

  • Collective Impact Survey Development, St. Clair County Health Department, 2017
  • The Credentialing, and Privileging Toolbox, HCPro, 2017
  • Provider-Payer Enrollment in the 21st Century, NAMSS Synergy, 2017
  • The Failures of Success, NAMSS Synergy, 2014

Presentations

  • Becoming Your Own Advocate
    • NAMSS 41st Annual Conference, October 2017
  • NAMSS CPCS Certification Course
    • Louisiana Hospital Association, August 2017
  • Leadership vs Management in Healthcare
    • MoAMSS Annual Conference, July 2017
  • Leadership Certificate Program
    • NAMSS Education Summit, March 2017
  • Inaugural Leadership Certificate Program
    • NAMSS 40th Annual Conference, September 2016
  • Memorial Hospital East Build and Fit-Up
    • Mind’s Eye Radio, March 2016
  • Evolution of Medical Staff Professionals and Tools to Achieve Career Advancement
    • MoAMSS Annual Conference, November 2016