NAMSS is committed to enhancing the professional development of and recognition for professionals in the medical staff and credentialing services field. The medical services profession has evolved over the past 41 years to where we are today – a true profession that spans a wide range of employment settings and requires a specific knowledge base and professional competencies. The NAMSS membership includes more than 6,000 medical staff and credentialing services professionals from medical group practices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and CVOs.

Through our education, advocacy, and commitment to patient safety, NAMSS continues to support MSPs, our members, and the healthcare industry.

Our Mission

To enhance the professional development and recognition of the medical services profession through education and advocacy. 

Our Vision

Ensure healthcare quality and patient safety.

Who We Serve

NAMSS serves MSPs across healthcare settings, reflecting the changing landscape of our profession. 

  • Acute Care Specialties/Hospitals
  • Locum Tenens
  • Ambulatory Facilities
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Consultants
  • Government organizations
  • Credentialing Verification Organizations
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Group Practices
  • Specialty Facilities
  • Independent Practice Associations
  • Teaching and Academic Organizations
  • Law Office

Tomorrow's MSP

MSPs are the gatekeepers of patient safety, ensuring quality care through the credentialing and privileging of healthcare providers in an ever-changing industry. MSPs must be ready to innovate and adapt to new responsibilities, motivated to expand our knowledge, and most importantly focused on the future of patient safety.

NAMSS believes in the longevity, importance and relevance of the MSP profession and pledges to stand by you, to assist MSPs in future-proofing your careers with more competencies, more resources, more networking opportunities, and more ways to learn. Learn more! 

NAMSS Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

NAMSS seeks and values diversity and inclusive practices within our membership, leadership and the areas of the medical services profession represented by the membership, and it strives to build committees and the board of directors in a manner that is reflective of the diversity of our profession. 

NAMSS celebrates diversity and welcomes people of any age, appearance, disability, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, nationality, professional level, race, religion, and sexual orientation, and is committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization. 

To this end, NAMSS promotes involvement, innovation, and access to opportunities that maximize engagement across the healthcare settings, professional roles, and professional levels represented by the membership.  

NAMSS Historical Timeline

View the NAMSS Timeline for more on the history of the organization. 

NAMSS 2021 Year In Review

2021 was an exciting year for NAMSS! Thanks to our members and constituents, NAMSS had an exceptionally successful year programming, educating, and advocating for MSPs. Take a look at a video that recaps our year!