Medical Staff Services Management, AAS

Medical 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 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. 

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Perform initial credentialing, reappointment, and delineation of privileges processes.

  • Maintain compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards applicable to medical staff services.

  • Coordinate processes related to medical staff bylaws, policies, and rules and regulations.

Medical Staff Services Management: Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

90 Credits

Medical Staff Services Management Major Core (36)

HA3010DIntroduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery

4

HA3110DQuality Improvement and Risk Management

4

HT2250DMedical Law and Ethics for Health Information Professionals

4

ME1140Medical Terminology for Health Professions

2

ME1184DMedical Staff Services Management I

4.5

ME2185DMedical Staff Services Management II

4.5

ME2186DMedical Staff Services Management III

4.5

ME2515Introduction to Pathophysiology

4.5

ME3332DMedical Staff Services Management Project

4

HA3010D, HA3110D, HT2250D, ME1140, ME1184D, ME2185D, ME2186D, ME2515: Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

Advising Guidelines for ME3332D Requirement

Students with documented MSSM employment experience may choose one course from the list of recommended courses below (with associate dean approval) to replace ME3332D in order to further develop their administrative and leadership skills:

HA3220DHealth Information Systems

4

HA4070DRegulatory Environment in Health Care

4

MT3250Organizational Behavior

4.5

MT3300Supervision

4.5

Support Core (9)

MT1050Introduction to Business

4.5

Business Elective

4.5

General Education Core (45)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

Science

SC1221Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

6

SC1221: Professional course (Minimum "C" grade required)

Mathematics

MA2000Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

Humanities

HUHumanities Elective

4.5

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

4.5

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Medical Staff Services Management Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

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