Associate of Applied Science in Medical Staff Services ManagementMedical services professionals are essential members of the healthcare team, performing the credentialing procedures that document education, licensure, experience, and continuing education requirements for physicians, allied health, and other practitioners. According to the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) organization, medical services professionals serve as gatekeepers of patient safety in the healthcare industry by ensuring healthcare practitioners have the proper qualifications and competency to treat patients.
The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Staff Services Management degree program helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to perform the various duties completed by medical services professionals. These duties may include performing credentialing and privileging procedures, medical staff committee work, peer review, risk management, and information management, as well as ensuring accreditation and regulatory compliance. Graduates of this program with experience as medical services professionals may choose to seek the Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) or Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) certification.
Associated Careers* Source: National Center for O*NET Development. O*NET OnLine
- Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Quality Improvement and Risk Management
- Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery
- Healthcare Law
The coursework for the MSSM program helps prepare you for the Certified Professional in Medical Staff Services Management or the Certified Professional Credentialing Specialist examinations which are recognized as the standard in the medical services profession and are a symbol of excellence within the industry. Earning these credentials signifies that you have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today's complex medical credentialing environment.
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As you advance in your healthcare career, you may want to consider a management role in your organization. The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management is a logical next step.