AMN Healthcare Receives NCQA Certification

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 , 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare, the nation's leader in healthcare staffing and workforce solutions, has announced it has earned the Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) Certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  AMN also holds Joint Commission Certification.

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The NCQA certification provides healthcare organizations that utilize locum tenens providers, sourced through AMN Healthcare, an assurance that they are getting the highest quality candidates.  This certification will be initially utilized to support the credentialing services of Staff Care, an AMN company.

"Achieving NCQA certification is another key differentiator for AMN and Staff Care," said Dr. Marcia Faller, Chief Clinical Officer at AMN. "As one of only a handful of healthcare workforce solutions companies to have earned this distinction, our clients now have further independent confirmation regarding the value of our credentialing rigor and thoroughness."

To achieve certification, AMN underwent a meticulous onsite and offsite evaluation conducted by a credentialing surveyor and an administrative surveyor.  AMN's temporary physicians are verified for licensing, the Drug Enforcement Agency's Controlled Dangerous Substance certification, highest level of education, malpractice history, work history review, sanctions history search and ongoing monitoring and much more.  

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.  For more information, go to www.ncqa.org/.

About AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, CA, is the nation's largest provider of comprehensive healthcare staffing and workforce solutions.  As the leading provider of travel nurse, local (per diem) nurse, allied and locum tenens (temporary physician) staffing and physician permanent placement services, AMN Healthcare recruits and places healthcare professionals on assignments of variable lengths and in permanent positions with clients throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is also the nation's largest provider of clinical staffing managed services programs and recruitment process outsourcing solutions. Settings staffed include acute-care hospitals, government facilities, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, and a host of other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare also provides home healthcare services in select regions. For more information, visit www.amnhealthcare.com.

Contact:

Don Cowan


AMN Healthcare


don.cowan@amnhealthcare.com


858.523.6622



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