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Dentistat, Inc. Receives NCQA Certification for Credentialing Program

by Lauren Oakley | Jan 19, 2016

Campbell, CA – (January 2016) – Dentistat, Inc., the nations largest Dental Credentialing Verification Organization (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 instills an even greater sense of confidence in the services we provide.”

Certification is awarded to participating organizations on the basis of individual credentials elements. Organizations may be certified for all, some, or none of the 10 credentials elements addressed in the NCQA standards. Dentistat received certification in all 10 credential verification services. These services are:

  • License 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 program that health care organizations can use to assess Credentials Verification Organization that verify 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.

If you are interested in learning more about Dentistat, please contact:

Bret Guenther, President & CEO
Dentistat, Inc.
(800) 336-8250
bret@dentistat.com

About Dentistat, Inc.
Dentistat is the premier dental network management company in the dental industry and is the largest independent dental Credentialing Verification Organization (CVO). Dentistat was founded in 1968 and works with many of the leading companies in the dental benefits industry. Dentistat’s services include Credentialing, Recredentialing, Provider Profiling, Utilization Management and Patient Grievance Resolution. For more information visit www.dentistat.com

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, purchases, health care providers and researchers.

For more information about NCQA, please visit www.ncqa.org