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Merella Schandl | Anders CPA

Merella Schandl, MHA, CPMSM, CPCS

Principal and Health Care Practice Leader
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  • Regulatory Compliance and Standards
  • Provider Enrollment
  • Revenue Cycle Enhancement
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Practice Management
  • Business Development
  • Policy and Procedures Development
  • Operations and Compliance
  • Process Improvement
  • Federally Qualified Health Care (FQHC)
  • Credentialing
  • Licensure

Professional Profile

Merella brings over 25 years of experience to Anders as a principal and health care practice leader, 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. She provides practice assessments to independent/group physicians, identifying areas for improvement related to process improvement, design flow, staffing and other processes. As a previous National Association of Medical Staff Services Instructor, she is able to continue industry education to those seeking certification in credentialing and leadership. A frequent presenter, Merella shares her depth of health care knowledge through local and national speaking opportunities. Merella is heavily involved in industry organizations and is currently pursuing a certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Joined the firm in 2017

Education & Certifications

  • 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, IL

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri Association of Medical Staff Services (MoAMSS)
    • Past-President (2016-Present)
    • President (2014-2016)
    • President Elect (2013-2014)
  • Illinois Association of Medical Staff Services (IAMSS)
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
  • National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS)
  • Adjunct Faculty and eMHA Mentor – Saint Louis University


  • 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)


  • Schandl, M. (2017). The Credentialing, and Privileging Toolbox, Boston, MA: HCPro

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