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FITSI Earns Prestigious ANAB Accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024 for its Next Generation Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP) Cybersecurity Certification Program

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI) announced today that it had received accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO/IEC 17024 for FITSI's Next Generation Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP) personal cybersecurity certification program.

Key Points: 
  • The Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI) announced today that it had received accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO/IEC 17024 for FITSI's Next Generation Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP) personal cybersecurity certification program.
  • The ANAB accreditation allows government agencies, corporations, and individuals to have a high degree of trust in those certified by FITSI.
  • We've always known our FITSP certification program was top-notch, but this accreditation provides an independent third-party validation that FITSP is a 'best in class' cybersecurity certification program."
  • The FITSP certification program is role-based and documents the qualifications and specialized Federal IT security understandings of auditors, designers, managers, and operators of federal IT systems.

Vizient’s Shaifali Ray and Karyl Kopaskie Selected for National Leadership Program to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 11:00am

Vizient, Inc. today announced that Shaifali Ray, senior networks director, and Karyl Kopaskie, associate principal, will participate in a year-long executive leadership program designed to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

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  • Vizient, Inc. today announced that Shaifali Ray, senior networks director, and Karyl Kopaskie, associate principal, will participate in a year-long executive leadership program designed to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
  • Ray and Kopaskie, experts in health equity strategy and implementation, are among 48 individuals from 21 health care organizations from around the United States to be selected for the Disparities Leadership Program 2021-2022.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210921005133/en/
    The Disparities Leadership Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is designed for leaders from hospitals, health insurance plans, and other health care organizations who are seeking to develop practical strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
  • Through the Disparities Leadership Program, the Disparities Solutions Center aims to create leaders prepared to meet the challenges of health care transformation by improving quality for populations who experience disparities.

NCQA Rates Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan Higher than All Other Commercial Health Plans in Connecticut

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:00pm

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut HMO/POS was rated 4.5 out of 5 in the National Committee for Quality Assurances commercial Health Plan Ratings 2021, making it the top-rated plan in the state.

Key Points: 
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut HMO/POS was rated 4.5 out of 5 in the National Committee for Quality Assurances commercial Health Plan Ratings 2021, making it the top-rated plan in the state.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210920005176/en/
    This years rating marks a decade of Anthem earning NCQA recognition as one of the highest performing health plans in the state, said Lou Gianquinto, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans, Inc.
  • Anthem is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut is available at www.anthem.com .

Six AmeriHealth Caritas Medicaid Plans Recognized by NCQA for Multicultural Health Care Excellence

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 3:31pm

AmeriHealth Caritas , a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced today that six of its Medicaid health plans have received the National Committee for Quality Assurances (NCQAs) Multicultural Health Care Distinction.

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  • AmeriHealth Caritas , a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced today that six of its Medicaid health plans have received the National Committee for Quality Assurances (NCQAs) Multicultural Health Care Distinction.
  • The distinction is given to health plans that provide culturally appropriate care and quality improvement initiatives in serving diverse populations.
  • NCQA awarded the distinction, which is valid for two years, to AmeriHealth Caritas Medicaid health plans in Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania (two plans), South Carolina, and the District of Columbia.
  • In 2011, AmeriHealth Caritas South Carolina Medicaid plan and its two Pennsylvania Medicaid plans were three of the first seven health plans in America that were awarded the distinction.

BlueCross Commercial and BlueCare Plans Earn High NCQA Quality Ratings for 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 10:37pm

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has earned recognition for its commercial and BlueCare Tennessee plans from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has earned recognition for its commercial and BlueCare Tennessee plans from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
  • The commercial plan earned 4 stars, the only commercial plan in the state of Tennessee with this rating.
  • At BlueCross, we do our best each day to improve the physical and mental health of our members, said Dr. Andrea Willis, SVP and chief medical officer at BlueCross.
  • Earning such high marks through their performance-measurement tools demonstrates the value we bring as a trusted partner in health.

New Health Insurance Ratings Help Americans Find Quality Care During COVID and Opioid Crises

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Health Plan Ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) give businesses and consumers who buy health insurance a user-friendly resource for choosing health plans.

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  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Health Plan Ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) give businesses and consumers who buy health insurance a user-friendly resource for choosing health plans.
  • They also include assessments of care for people most at risk of dying from COVID and people at risk for opioid addiction.
  • Diabetes: Health Plan Ratings use five separate measures covering different aspects of care for people with diabetes.
  • NCQA's Health Plan Ratings are available at: reportcards.ncqa.org
    For information on how the ratings were calculated, see the NCQA ratings methodology: https://www.ncqa.org/hedis/reports-and-research/ncqas-health-plan-rating...
    FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW:
    NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.

GBA Business School Under Edvantage Group Officially Founded, Further Expansion in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 9:55am

After the lighting ceremony, GBA Business School signed two MOUs with Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union and Hong Kong Cyperport respectively.

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  • After the lighting ceremony, GBA Business School signed two MOUs with Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union and Hong Kong Cyperport respectively.
  • GBA Business School has held a series of seminars entitled "New Strategic Thinking for the Greater Bay Area" for the past year, with leaders invited from different sectors in the Greater Bay Area to share their practical experiences and insights.
  • With these, GBA Business School hopes to cultivate more future leaders and talents in different areas for the benefit of the Greater Bay Area.
  • In addition, the Group also operates Greater Bay Area Business School (vocational education institution) in Hong Kong, China.

TurningPoint Healthcare Solutions Announces Significant Raise from Leading Investors to Expand Care Management Platform

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

The new capital comes after seven years of consistent growth within TurningPoints established areas of care management, including musculoskeletal (MSK), ear-nose-throat (ENT), sleep, and cardiac care.

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  • The new capital comes after seven years of consistent growth within TurningPoints established areas of care management, including musculoskeletal (MSK), ear-nose-throat (ENT), sleep, and cardiac care.
  • The growth capital will enable TurningPoint to expand into new, high-cost, high-complexity areas of healthcare, enhance its innovative technology and product offering, and expand its geographic footprint.
  • Were eager to see TurningPoint continue to realize significant growth and help to bring better care to millions of people.
  • TurningPoint provides an innovative suite of specialty care management services and technologies that enable health plans to improve the safety, quality, and affordability of healthcare.

IntelliCentrics Achieves Perfect Score on CVO Certification from NCQA

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

NCQAs CVO Certification includes comprehensive on-site evaluations conducted by a team of healthcare professionals and certified credentialing specialists.

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  • NCQAs CVO Certification includes comprehensive on-site evaluations conducted by a team of healthcare professionals and certified credentialing specialists.
  • A national oversight committee of physicians analyzes the teams findings and determines certification based on the CVOs compliance with the NCQA Standards.
  • Achieving CVO certification from NCQA demonstrates that IntelliCentrics has the systems, process, and personnel in place to thoroughly and accurately verify providers credentials and help health plan clients meet their accreditation goals, stated Margaret E. OKane, President, NCQA.
  • 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 .

QMetrics Selected as the Validator for NCQA's Data Aggregator Validation (DAV) Program

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QMetrics was selected as the validator for the Data Aggregator Validation (DAV) program by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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  • SAN DIEGO, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QMetrics was selected as the validator for the Data Aggregator Validation (DAV) program by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
  • DAV is the first program in the country to validate data streams shared between Electronic Health Records (EHRs), data aggregators, and third-party recipients (e.g., health plans).
  • The two-fold goal of the DAV program is to increase interoperability in quality reporting and decrease the provider burden of manual data collection.
  • "Our Data Aggregator Validation program was formed to address what payers were telling us, that HEDIS audits of clinical data from aggregator vendors could prove too burdensome," said Rick Moore, NCQA Chief Information Officer.