New York — MultiPlan, Inc.'s PHCS Network has received Certification in Credentialing by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The PHCS Network was first certified in 2001, making this the sixth consecutive time the network has met the strict standards established by NCQA.
To maintain its NCQA Organization Certification (OC) in Credentialing, the PHCS Network underwent rigorous review of three major areas: Credentialing and Recredentialing, Quality Improvement and Protecting Credentialing Information. In each area, the PHCS Network demonstrated compliance with NCQA’s standards.
The Certification is valid through May 13, 2013.
“We are proud to receive this important endorsement of our PHCS Network from NCQA. It validates our commitment to quality and is a direct result our employees’ efforts in maintaining our high operational standards,” says Dr. Anthony Sposato, MultiPlan’s Vice President and Corporate Medical Director. “This distinction further positions the PHCS Network as the leading independent primary PPO in the industry and lets our clients and their health plan members choose the PHCS Network with confidence.”
The PHCS Network, MultiPlan’s primary PPO network, is the largest independent primary PPO in the nation. The PHCS Network provides health plan members with seamless access to healthcare services whether they seek care in their backyard or across the country.
“Achieving OC certification from NCQA demonstrates that the PHCS Network has the systems, process and personnel in place to credentialing in accordance with the strictest quality standards,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, managed behavioral healthcare organizations, preferred provider organizations, new health plans, physician organizations, credentials verification organizations, disease management programs and other health-related programs.