Congratulations to the Children’s Minnesota Professional Staff Services Credentialing team for receiving National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation in Credentialing/Recredentialing. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. The NCQA Credentialing Accreditation demonstrates the quality of our credentialing program to employers, regulatory agencies, health plans and managed behavioral healthcare organizations.
Achieving accreditation ensures Children’s Minnesota aligns with best practices in the credentialing industry as we accurately and efficiently credential and recredential health care professionals within our organization. Accreditation is also a representation of the quality of our credentialing program, including creation and adherence to qualifications that our clinicians are trained and approved to provide care to the most amazing people on earth.
“We always have been committed to best-practices and quality measures,” said Kathy Fezler, manager, professional staff services. “Obtaining the accreditation is a testament to our commitment to our providers, patients and families. In order to meet the NCQA standards, we have proven we have an excellent internal quality improvement process, we protect our provider credentialing information and we verify credentials consistently and effectively. We deliver efficient and accurate credentials data to multiple health plans. I’m proud to lead a team who is passionate about protecting patients.”
NCQA Accreditation is governed by the Standards for Accreditation in Utilization Management and the Standards for Accreditation in Credentialing, developed with the assistance of representatives from the Standards Committee, the Review Oversight Committee, and input from other organizations. Accreditation is granted for three years.
Congratulations again to the team on receiving this tribute to the high caliber of our credentialing program.
NCQA has reviewed and accredited Children’s Minnesota’s Credentialing functions only. For complete details on the scope of this review, visit http://www.ncqa.org/.
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org/ and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.