Credentialing & Privileging | 09.19.22
NAMSS Government Relations Team Releases Two New Member Resources
NAMSS’ Government Relations team, led by Diane Meldi and Molly Giammarco, are pleased to introduce two new resources to NAMSS members: NAMSS’ Quality Toolkit for MSPs, and the NAMSS-ATA Credentialing-by-Proxy Guidebook Revision.
NAMSS Quality Toolkit for MSPs
The Quality Toolkit for MSPs is the fourth installment to NAMSS Hospital Toolkit series, which seeks to equip MSPs with the knowledge, guidance, and confidence to navigate, and/or take leadership roles in various healthcare organization processes. The series includes resources on hospital closures, new hospitals, and hospital mergers and acquisitions.
NAMSS’ Quality Toolkit is a result of many conversations around current quality processes and MSPs’ role in facilitating—and improving—these processes. One such conversation stemmed from NAMSS’ 2021 Roundtable, Focused Revision: Moving to a Three-Year Practitioner Reappointment Cycle and Enhancing Continuous Monitoring. In addressing roadblocks to shifting from a two- to a three-year reappointment cycle, Roundtable participants cited discrepancies in continuous monitoring processes as a reason for not embracing a three-year reappointment cycle—and identified MSPs as a key resource to overcoming this roadblock. This conversation identified opportunities for NAMSS to develop education, resources, and best-practice guidance for assessing practitioner quality and competency.
NAMSS-ATA Credentialing-by-Proxy Guidebook Revision
Recognizing the growth of telemedicine services and the ensuing demand for credentialing guidance, NAMSS and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) developed the Credentialing-by-Proxy CBP Guidebook in 2019 to help medical staffs and healthcare organizations implement proxy-credentialing policies.
Due to the developments in telemedicine expansion and utilization over the past three years, NAMSS and the ATA convened a task force in early 2022 to update the 2019 CBP Guidebook. The NAMSS-ATA CBP Guidebook Revision covers telemedicine policies since 2019 and provides additional legal, compliance, and medical-staff guidance for establishing and implementing proxy protocol to help healthcare systems that use telemedicine services to credential and onboard remote practitioners.
NAMSS would like to thank the following NAMSS-ATA Task Force members for their help making this revision possible: Alan Einhorn, Christy Denton, Diane Meldi, Kathy Risch, and Maureen Kozlowski.
Both resources are available to NAMSS members. As NAMSS’s GR team continues to look for opportunities to provide NAMSS members resources for professional advancement and advocacy, it looks to you for questions, challenges, and ideas. Contact us today: firstname.lastname@example.org ATTN: GR.