NAMSS Glossary of Terms

The NAMSS Interactive Glossary is the comprehensive listing of more than 300 terms, definitions and organizational acronyms that are fundamental to those working in the medical staff services profession. This easily accessible reference is available both online and as a downloadable PDF.

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This product covers the following Core Functional Area(s) and Tomorrow's MSP Skillsets: 

Core Functional Area(s)

  • Conducts, Participates In, and Maintains Primary Source Verification      
  • Conducts, Participates In, and Maintains Credentialing and Privileging    
  • Manages the Credentialing or Privileging Process
  • Conducts, Participates In, and Maintains Current Clinical Competency Evaluations and Peer Review            
  • Complies with Accreditation and Regulatory Standards
  • Manages Compliance with State and Federal Accreditation Standards and Regulatory Requirements
  • Manages Departmental Operations      
  • Manages Provider Enrollment Process
  • Facilitates Medical Staff Functions
  • Analyzes and Manages Data


  • Analytical Thinking
  • Budget/Finance
  • Change Management
  • Clinical Competence Evaluation
  • Communication
  • Confidentiality
  • Contracting
  • Database Management
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Managed Care
  • Medical Staff Bylaws & Policies and Procedures
  • Medical Staff Wellness 
  • Performance Improvement 
  • Political Savvy
  • Presentation Skills
  • Professional Ethics
  • Professional Presence
  • Project Management
  • Quality Review/Quality 
  • Relationship Building
  • Remote People Management
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building


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NAMSS Glossary of Terms
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.