TAMPA, Fla. (January 31, 2017) – Premier Eye Care today announced that it has again received Certification for Utilization Management and Credentialing from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
NCQA’s Utilization Management and Credentialing Certification is a quality assessment program that focuses on consumer protection and customer service improvement. The certification, which is the result of a voluntary review process, reduces the level of review and information gathering required for current or future health care partners to do business with Premier.
This marks the second consecutive time that Premier has received certification for Utilization Management and Credentialing, having first earned the certification in December 2014. The Company was re-certified in December 2016 and earned a 100 percent score in both Utilization Management and Credentialing.
NCQA has reviewed and certified Premier Eye Care’s Credentialing and Utilization Management functions only. For complete details on the scope of this review, visit www.ncqa.org.
NCQA standards are extremely demanding, and the certification puts Premier on par with the nation’s top health plans in following best practices while encouraging continuous improvement in the areas of Utilization Management and Credentialing.
“We are extremely proud to earn this certification renewal from NCQA,” said Lorna Taylor, President and CEO of Premier Eye Care. “It reflects the ongoing quality of our Utilization Management and Credentialing functions at Premier, as we continue to focus on being best-in-class in our industry.”
NCQA’s certification process involved a rigorous review of Premier’s Utilization Management and Credentialing functions to ensure that Premier follows processes that respect members’ and practitioners’ rights; that only appropriately trained and qualified clinical personnel conduct and oversee utilization review, and that medical decisions are based on evidence-based clinical criteria.
About Premier Eye Care: Founded in 1994, Premier Eye Care is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with offices in Boca Raton, Florida and Honolulu, Hawaii. Premier is recognized by its partners as being the national leader in providing quality, innovative and affordable solutions for managed medical and routine eye care. For more information, visit http://www.premiereyecare.net/.
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.