The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons stands unequivocally in support of the concept that any credentialing process for privileges in the specialty of foot and ankle surgery should be uniformly applied to all surgeons regardless of medical degree.
ACFAS Credentialing and Privileging Advisory Team (CPAT)
In addition to the documents listed below, members can pose questions to the ACFAS Credentialing and Privileging Advisory Team (CPAT). CPAT is comprised of 10 specially trained and experienced peer mentors. If you are encountering difficulty in credentialing or privileging, please send a detailed email outlining your particular situation to firstname.lastname@example.org, and one or more members of the team will contact you.
The Privileging Toolkit was developed by the ACFAS Health Policy Committee (HPC) and individual members who have overcome barriers in their own practice settings. The purpose of these documents is to aid ACFAS members who are faced with a problem in obtaining or modifying practice privileges.
- Credentialing of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Guidelines for Surgical Delineation of Privileges
- The Education, Training and Certification of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
- History & Physicals Privileges for Foot and Ankle Surgeons
- Privileging Guidelines -- Total Ankle Replacement Surgery
- Principles for Hospital Privileging and Due Process Rights
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Guidance on Hospital Medical Staff Privileging
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Final Rule for Hospital CoPs; including DPM Performance of History & Physicals
- History and Physicals - Understanding the Requirements - The Joint Commission
- Joint Commission Letter to ACFAS Members on DPM Performance History and Physicals
- Social Security Act Definition of "Physician"