Leadership | 11.10.22
The Joint Commission’s Extension of the Reappointment Cycle Further Recognizes The Important Role of MSPs as Gatekeepers of Patient Safety
NAMSS applauds The Joint Commission’s revisions to its accreditation requirements which now state that reappointment/re-privileging is due no later than three years from the same date of the previous appointment or reappointment. NAMSS advocated for this change, and in 2021, hosted an industry roundtable with credentialing stakeholders to establish a consensus-based pathway for improved practitioner-reappointment and continuous monitoring processes, with a three-year reappointment cycle the main discussion topic. Formerly a two year cycle, the three year practitioner-reappointment cycle would align with health plans’ re-credentialing schedules and enable medical services professionals (MSPs) to more effectively perform ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE) on credentialed and privileged practitioners. NAMSS also published a position statement on reappointment in September 2021, articulating how this change allows MSPs to more efficiently and effectively re-assess practitioner performance, and ultimately ensure patient safety.
Read the complete position statement here.