Happy Medical Staff Services Awareness Week to my fellow medical services professional whether you work in a hospital setting, managed care, group practice, medical school, or other health care entity type. Always remember you are valued, and your value increases with your continued education. This past Friday, I attended the GAMSS 4th Quarter Conference, that’s GAMSS for Georgia Association of Medical Staff Services. It had an agenda packed with a wealth of information, but
I am just getting back from the 42nd Educational NAMSS Conference and Exhibition with a lot to consider. You see it’s hard to walk away from a conference with so much to offer without putting any of it to use. That’s the objective. Unlike your usual vacation destination, say Las Vegas, what happens there is not supposed to stay there. Lots of great things happen at conferences like these that you want to put to use. Two of those things are extremely important. One is exposure
The State of the Medical Services Professional was a study conducted by National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS). It's a well-written perspective on how far the Medical Services Professional (MSP) has evolved over the years and where it's headed. When I first entered the credentialing field in the very early 90's, it was by happenstance. I was working for the Vice President of Medical Affairs (VPMA) of a newly formed healthcare system, two neighboring hospitals.