Leadership | 11.21.22
TJC Pushes Practitioner Reappointment to Three Years
NAMSS is pleased to announce that the Joint Commission will extend its practitioner-reappointment requirement from two years to three years. This change will enable MSPs to more effectively perform continuous monitoring and quality assessment, as well as help duplicative credentialing/recredentialing processes.
In 2021, NAMSS hosted a roundtable, Focused Revision: Moving to a Three-Year Practitioner Reappointment Cycle and Enhancing Continuous Monitoring, that brought stakeholders together to discuss reappointment and continuous monitoring alignment and duplication. The Roundtable conversation shed light on the inefficiencies and shortfalls that a two-year reappointment cycle, alongside continuous monitoring, had on a healthcare organization.
Ahead of its 2021 Roundtable, NAMSS issued a position statement, NAMSS Supports Three-Year Reappointment Cycles for Licensed Independent Practitioners, which called for extending practitioner reappointment cycles to align with payer reappointment schedules and address the aforementioned duplication issues.
NAMSS applauds the Joint Commission for taking this initiative to help streamline credentialing and quality assessment and looks forward to future collaborative initiatives that streamline processes that reduce burden and protect patient safety.
Look for more information from NAMSS on MSPs' role in revising reappointment timelines at your organization soon. In the meantime, send any questions you have regarding the Joint Commission’s reappointment guidance to firstname.lastname@example.org, ATTN: TJC Reappointment.