Advocacy

Resources

NAMSS provides medical services professionals with resources and tools to advocate on their behalf, showcase their experience, and gain a better understanding how they fit into the larger healthcare landscape. Select a resource below for more information:

Hospital Closures Toolkit 

NAMSS is pleased to introduce the NAMSS Hospital Closure Toolkit, a comprehensive resource that provides MSPs a roadmap for capturing and protecting practitioner data during a hospital closure. Learn more about NAMSS Hospital Closure Toolkit and the critical role MSPs have in preserving practitioner data during a hospital closure from NAMSS Government Relations Liaison and Toolkit lead author, Diane Meldi, MBA, CPCS, CPMSM.  Contact info@namss.org with questions. 

State of the Profession Report     

The State of the Medical Service Profession Report is a tool designed to equip you with the resources you need to become the voice of our field. In it, you will find:

  • Background on the Profession
  • Landscape of the Profession.
  • Core Functions of the Profession and Skillsets by Years of Experience
  • Future of the Profession

Fast Facts on the Medical Services Profession  

This easy-to-read fact sheet summarizes the recently-released State of the Medical Services Profession Report and serves as a quick-reference guide when advocating for your career. Download the fact sheet and use the information when defining your role, requesting funding or support, and discussing the importance of your department with colleagues.

Advocacy Toolkit  

The State of the Medical Services Profession Toolkit can help you speak up about the important role MSPs play in the delivery of quality healthcare. Download the toolkit to find:

  • Talking points to guide crucial conversations
  • Sample communications tailored for different audiences
  • Quick reference sheets including a fact sheet and FAQs
  • Sharable graphics and social media posts to accompany them
  • Five simple steps to becoming an advocate
  • Additional resources to help you along the way

Medical Service Profession Job Descriptions 

NAMSS has developed sample job descriptions based on level of experience that can easily be adapted to your facility. They apply to Entry Level, Mid-Level, Management Level, and Executive Level positions. These sample job descriptions are a Members-Only resource. ( Must log in to access)

Managed Care Toolkit  

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide individuals new to managed care the resources needed to succeed in the daily operations of their new environment. In this toolkit, individuals will find a roadmap to leadership success, credentialing metrics, resources for credentialing and primary source verification, credentialing job descriptions, and managed care definitions, resources, and acronyms. It is NAMSS’ intent that this toolkit will not only be useful for individuals in managed care but for all individuals in the profession wanting to develop a deeper understanding of the credentialing specificities required within varying health care environments. 

The Managed Care Resource Toolkit was developed and vetted by the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) Membership Committee’s Managed Care Subcommittee.

Disclaimer: The resources and templates contained in this resource are not endorsed by any accreditation organization. Users of this toolkit should refer to the appropriate accreditation standards, local and federal regulations, and facility policies for any specific guidance. This toolkit is simply a set of guidelines to assist those using it in creating their own tools.

Credentialing By Proxy Guidebook 

NAMSS is pleased to introduce the NAMSS-ATA Credentialing by Proxy Guidebook, exclusively for NAMSS members! In collaboration with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), the Guidebook is meant to help you navigate the credentialing process for practitioners providing remote/telemedicine services.

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