Leadership | 09.19.22
NAMSS Hosts Eighth-Annual Stakeholder Roundtable
On September 8, 2022, the NAMSS Board of Directors and Government Relations team hosted the eighth-annual NAMSS Roundtable, Standardizing Quality: Best Practices for Measuring Practitioner Competency. This topic extends from NAMSS' 2021 Roundtable, Focused Revision: Moving to a Three-Year Practitioner Reappointment Cycle and Enhancing Continuous Monitoring, where participants cited inconsistent ongoing monitoring and quality assessment practices as a barrier to extending practitioner reappointment from two to three years.
NAMSS’ 2022 Roundtable took place virtually for the second time, and sought to identify systematic roadblocks, inconsistencies, and limitations that impede organizations from developing and executing best practices in practitioner assessment.
The following organizations attended the 2022 Roundtable:
- American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
- ACHC – Accreditation Commission for Healthcare
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
- American Hospital Association (AHA)
- American Medical Association - Organized Medical Staff Services (AMA-OMSS)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
- Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
- Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
- The Joint Commission (TJC)
NAMSS President, Chris Hinton, CPCS, CPMSM, provided the Roundtable’s keynote address, which set up the Roundtable discussion by detailing how inconsistencies and shortfalls in quality assessment can put both practitioners and patients at risk—and impede healthcare innovation overall. A panel conversation followed Chris’ address, which included the practitioner, certification, and legal perspectives in addressing quality assessment.
As part of NAMSS’ effort to equip MSPs with the resources to improve quality, NAMSS recently released its Quality Toolkit for MSPs, which provides MSPs knowledge and guidance to step into, or take more leadership in, quality processes at their organizations. In accordance with Tomorrow’s MSP initiative, NAMSS encourages MSPs to take leading roles in not only facilitating change, but identifying and establishing best practices for quality assessment.
Look for more information about the Roundtable in NAMSS’ forthcoming Roundtable Report, as well as multi-stakeholder initiatives that NAMSS will help lead to improve both the reappointment and continuous monitoring processes. Learn more about previous NAMSS Roundtables by reading previous NAMSS Roundtable reports. Questions about NAMSS Roundtables or overall Government Relations efforts? Contact Molly Giammarco.
A special thank you to Diane Meldi, MBA, CPCS, CPMSM, FMSP, NAMSS Government Relations and Stakeholder Outreach liaison, for her leadership in preparing the Roundtable, and Brian Betner, JD, NAMSS Board member, who moderated the 2022 Roundtable discussion.