The National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) is celebrating almost 40 years of enhancing the professional development of and recognition for professionals in the medical staff and credentialing services field. NAMSS’ vision is to advance a healthcare environment that maximizes the patient experience through the delivery of quality services. The NAMSS membership includes more than 6,000 medical staff and credentialing services professionals from medical group practices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and CVOs.
About Medical Services Professionals
Medical services professionals (MSPs) are an essential part of any healthcare organization. MSPs are primarily accountable for the administrative and medical-legal structure of the medical staff organization.
Some of the most important responsibilities of MSPs are:
- Credentialing and recredentialing of all physicians and allied health practitioners
- Maintaining numerous physician information data banks, including education training, experience, and licensure
- Maintaining an accredited continuing medical education (CME) program and providing CME for physicians to maintain their clinical competency
- Reviewing and implementing various federal rulings and accrediting body standards pertaining to the functions of the medical and/or provider staff
- Establishing systems to facilitate meetings and communication between physicians, both within and outside their specialties, as well as with a hospital’s administration
- Developing, establishing, and enforcing of medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and policies that govern the activities of the medical staff
To enhance the professional development and recognition of the profession in the areas of practitioner credentialing, privileging, professional practice evaluation, provider enrollment, quality improvement, risk management, and/or regulatory compliance and management.
To advance a healthcare environment that maximizes the patient experience through the delivery of quality services.