Navigation Links
NCQA Awards Accredited Status to ValueOptions(R) North Carolina Employer Solutions Service Center
Date:1/27/2009

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(R), Inc., the nation's largest independent behavioral health care company, announced today that its North Carolina Employer Solutions Service Center received a three-year, Full Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, managed behavioral health care organizations (MBHOs), preferred provider organizations, new health plans, physician organizations, credentials verification organizations, disease management programs and other health related programs.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090106/PH55551LOGO)

NCQA Accreditation is a nationally recognized evaluation that purchasers, regulators and consumers can use to assess managed behavioral health organizations (MBHO). NCQA evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system, including physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services. NCQA also measures continuous quality improvement in health care for its members.

Full Accreditation is granted for a period of three years to those plans that have excellent programs for continuous quality improvement and meet NCQA's rigorous standards.

"Achieving NCQA Accreditation reflects a great deal of consistently outstanding work by a large number of ValueOptions(R) employees," explained Larry Earle, North Carolina regional vice president. "It is gratifying to know that our staff's efforts to produce quality work and exceptional results on a constant basis have been recognized by NCQA."

The voluntary review process includes rigorous on- and off-site evaluations conducted by a team of physicians and managed care experts. A national oversight committee of physicians and behavioral health providers analyzes the team's findings and assigns an accreditation level based on the MBHO's performance compared to NCQA standards.

NCQA Accreditation standards are intended to help organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible, reduce patient risk for untoward outcomes, and create an environment of continuous improvement.

NCQA reviews approximately 60 standards for quality, included in the following five categories:

  • Quality management and improvement standards across all components
  • Utilization management of clinical care
  • Network credentialing and re-credentialing to ensure network adequacy and safety
  • Members' rights and responsibilities documentation
  • Preventive behavioral health care services to improve member health

"NCQA Accreditation is an industry benchmark for quality care and patient safety," said Dr. Hal Levine, chief medical officer for ValueOptions(R). "A Full Accreditation validates the excellent quality of services we provide our members and it reflects our promise to provide them with access to the highest quality care."

"ValueOptions(R) MBHO Accreditation is proof that it's an organization which works hard to coordinate care, ensure access and provide good customer support for members," said Margaret E. O'Kane, NCQA President. "It's a sign that ValueOptions(R) is focused on improving the behavioral health of its members."

ValueOptions(R) North Carolina service center opened in 1992. The Center's three-year NCQA accreditation runs through June 24, 2011.

About ValueOptions(R), Inc.

ValueOptions(R), Inc., the nation's largest independent behavioral health and wellness company, provides services to more than 23 million individuals through a variety of contracts with state and county agencies and, additionally, with health plans and employers. ValueOptions(R) is a national behavioral health and wellness company that specializes in management for all behavioral health issues and promotes health and wellness through innovative programs. ValueOptions(R) mission is to improve the health and wellness for the people it serves.

www.ValueOptions.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE ValueOptions, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.5 Million for Parkinsons Drug Development Projects Led By Academic Investigators
2. Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare Awards Grant to Center for Black Womens Wellness
3. Elitemeetings.com Wins Bronze in HSMAI'S Annual Adrian Awards Competition
4. AMA Foundation Honors Compassionate Physicians With Excellence in Medicine Awards
5. Maggie O'Hara Named as a Finalist in Connecticut Technology Council's Women of Innovation Awards Program
6. GlaxoSmithKline Awards Ten Area Healthcare Nonprofits with $40,000 Each in Funding
7. Hospital Association Presents Awards for Commitment to Healthcare
8. Utahs Kyle Whittingham Wins at the 23rd Annual Paul Bear Bryant College Coach of the Year Awards
9. 12th Annual 40-Under-Forty Achievement Awards Call For Nominations
10. American Journal of Nursing announces 2008 Book of the Year Awards
11. WellPoint Receives Seven eHealthcare Leadership Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... United ... Nesbitt as the latest addition to its growing list of Partner Firms. ... the Southeast, from Orlando to Huntsville and in between. , Harnessing the experience ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Pediatric therapists are challenged ... Research shows that the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) captures 20% more change in ... learn more about the Goal Attainment Scale, Education Resources Inc. is offering a ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... IDEX Health & Science, ... stainless steel (PLS) columns combine the strength of traditional stainless steel with the ... biological samples while operating at ultra-high pressures of 20,000 psi. The higher operating ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Anxiety of older ... the start of Medicare Part D a decade ago, according to The Senior ... older adults on how they are coping with rapidly rising costs. “The implications ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... the cause of injury may be one of many possible sources: sports, car ... Continuing Education Course , Mastering Rehab Solutions for the Complexities of Concussions ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... Feb. 10, 2016  Silicon Biosystems Menarini Inc., ... that help uncover the biological complexities of disease ... a developer of innovative technologies for genomics research, ... aimed at enabling translational researchers to obtain high-quality ... hundred tumor and normal cells in an optimized ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... India , February 10, 2016 ... a new market research report "Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment Market ... Wrapping, Labeling & Serialization), by Product Type (Tablet, Powder, ... 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, studies the global market during the ... expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% during ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Feb. 9, 2016 On Tuesday, ... (FDA) met with its Arthritis Advisory Committee ... of Johnson & Johnson,s Remicade and most ... in the U.S. The Biologics Prescribers Collaborative ... - Alliance for Patient Access, American Association ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: