ANSI/NEMA SC 1-2020 American National Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare
ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of standards developing organizations (SDOs) and approving their documents as American National Standards (ANS). This process serves and protects the public interest since standards developers accredited by ANSI – and the ANS they develop – must meet the Institute’s requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process and adhere to ANSI’s neutral oversight, assuring that all interested parties have an opportunity to participate in each standard’s development.
The Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing (C4UHC) came together in 2016 with a specific focus of establishing consistent credentialing processes for healthcare industry representatives (HCIR) and to translate those processes into data standards. Achieving success through the participation of a wide variety of healthcare industry stakeholders, the first American National Standards (ANS) for Supplier Credentialing were published in 2019.
In 2020, recognizing new challenges in the marketplace due to COVID-19, C4UHC partnered with NEMA/MITA to revise ANSI Standards for Supplier Credentialing to include provisions for personal protective equipment (PPE), and medical testing in a pandemic environment.