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

sicians 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 wit
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