Campbell, CA, USA – Dentistat, Inc., the nation’s largest Dental Credentialing Verification Organisation (CVO), has again received certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 10 out of 10 verification services. The certification allows Dentistat clients to fully delegate all of their credentialing responsibilities to Dentistat and is a substitute for dental plan oversight of a CVO’s structure and performance in verifying provider credentials.
Dentistat’s Chief Executive Officer Bret Guenther noted, “The NCQA certification verifies and validates that our credentialing processes meet or exceed the industry’s highest credentialing standards. It is an important achievement that represents a significant cost savings to our clients, signifies our continuous commitment to quality and instils an even greater sense of confidence in the services we provide.”
Certification is awarded to participating organisations on the basis of individual credentials elements. Organisations may be certified for all, some or none of the ten credentials elements addressed in the NCQA standards. Dentistat received certification in all ten credential verification services. These services are:
- Licence to Practice
- Education and Training
- Work History
- Medical Board Sanction
- Medicare / Medicaid Sanctions
- Ongoing Monitoring of Sanctions
- Application Processing
- CVO Application and Attestation Content
- DEA Certification
- Malpractice Claims History
NCQA CVO Certification is a quality assessment programme that health care organisations can use to assess Credentials Verification Organisation that verifies the credentials of providers. The voluntary review process evaluates a CVO’s management of various aspects of its data collection and verification operation, and the process it uses to continuously improve the services it provides.
“Achieving CVO certification from NCQA demonstrates that Dentistat 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, President of NCQA.