LexisNexis® Receives Health Care NCQA Certification as a Credentials Verification Organization 5/9/2012

LexisNexis® Receives Health Care NCQA Certification as a Credentials Verification Organization 5/9/2012

Certification demonstrates LexisNexis has a thorough understanding of verifying physicians and other medical professionals’ credentials

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, nonprofit that accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations, has certified LexisNexis Screening Solutions as a Credentials Verification Organization (CVO). LexisNexis Screening Solutions is the first general background screening provider to receive this important health care industry certification.

LexisNexis received NCQA certification for the following credentials verification services: license to practice, malpractice claims history, DEA registration, Medicaid/Medicare sanctions, medical board sanctions, work history, and education and training.

“Achieving CVO certification from NCQA demonstrates that LexisNexis has the systems, process and personnel in place to thoroughly and accurately verify providers’ credentials and help health plan clients meet their accreditation goals,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, NCQA President.

“We would like to thank the NCQA for receiving this valuable CVO certification,” said Lee Rivas, senior vice president and general manager, Screening, LexisNexis. “This healthcare certification ensures that we understand our customer’s challenges around industry compliance and liability. LexisNexis is setting a standard among screening providers, one that we hope others in our industry will follow to help advance the overall quality of service available to the health care market.”

CVO certification involves rigorous on-site evaluations conducted by a team of health care professionals and certified credentialing specialists to evaluate how an organization manages various aspects of its data collection and verification operations, and the process it uses to continuously improve its services. A national oversight committee of physicians analyzes the team’s finding and determines certification based on the CVO’s compliance with NCQA standards.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across all industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced scoring analytics, we provide products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading publisher and information provider that serves customers in more than 100 countries with more than 30,000 employees worldwide.

LexisNexis Screening Solutions assist employers, non-profits and multi-family housing managers with making quicker and more confident applicant selections based on industry-leading background checks.

About NCQA
NCQA is a private, non-profit 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 is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

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Stephen Loudermilk
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

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