National Association Medical Staff Services
National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS), established in 1971, has over 5,000 members nationwide and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Association seeks to provide high quality educational opportunities for its members, as well as to continuously foster public awareness of the vital role of medical staff professionals in the provision of safe, effective healthcare. NAMSS followed in the footsteps of the California Association of Medical Staff Services or CAMSS which was established in 1971. Most US States, as well as Puerto Rico, have active NAMSS Chapters.
NAMSS members are employed by hospitals, managed care organizations, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practice groups, medical insurance carriers, HMOs and many other locations. Medical staff service professionals work, along with medical and administrative leadership, to protect patients from incompetent, unskilled, impaired, or in the worst case, fraudulent healthcare providers.
NAMSS publishes Synergy, a bi-monthly journal.
Qualifications gained from NAMSS
NAMSS offers two professional certifications:
CPCS - Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist
CPMSM - Certified Professional Medical Services Management
- President Bush Declares first annual National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week in 1992
- NAMSS History
- Medical Staff Service Professionals - A Vital Part of Your Healthcare Team