Advocacy (Regulatory/Legislative)

Be part of a compelling, collective voice on regulatory and legislative issues and stay up-to-date on important news that affects the medical staff and credentialing services community. If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding NAMSS’ advocacy efforts, call (202) 367-1196 or e-mail

NAMSS Comments to SOC Policy Committee Regarding Detailed Occupational Classification for MSPs - September, 2016

CMS Reply to NAMSS Comments on Temporary Privileges - September, 2015

NAMSS Letter to CMS Regarding Temporary Privileges - September, 2015

CMS Issues Final Rules on Hospital Medical Staff Conditions of Participation - May, 2014

An NPDB Workgroup of AHLA Members Provides Comments on Guidebook - January, 2014 

NAMSS Provides Comments to HRSA on the Revised NPDB Guidebook - January, 2014 

NAMSS Comments on ABMS’ Proposed Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Standards - November, 2013

NAMSS Comments on CMS’ Medical Staff Conditions of Participation:  Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Part II – Regulatory Provisions To Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction - April, 2013

NAMSS Responds to CMS Transmittal 72: Updated Guidance Provided to Reflect Regulatory Changes Concerning Rehabilitation and Respiratory Care Services - February, 2012

NAMSS Letter to CMS Regarding Hospital and CAH CoP Reform - December, 2011

AMA-OMSS Communication - Chief of Staff/Director of Medical Staff Letter - September, 2011

CMS Final Rule: Telemedicine Services in Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) - July, 2011

Final Rule on Telemedicine Credentialing and Privileging - May, 2011

CMS Regulatory Update - February, 2011

AMA-OMSS Communication - Chief of Staff/Director of Medical Staff Letter - January, 2011

NAMSS Comments to FSMB on Draft Maintenance of Licensure Implementation Plan - December, 2010

NAMSS CMS Telemedicine Comments Submitted - July, 2010

Health Reform Summary - March, 2010

NPDB Reporting Requirements Expand on March 1 - March, 2010

ABP Change in Certification Status Reporting - February, 2010

Letter to ABMS Regarding MOC Program - January, 2010

The Big Three: A Side by Side Matrix Comparing Hospital Accrediting Agencies - January/February, 2009

Revision of MS.01.01.01 Approved