CVS Health Company Accordant Earns NCQA Accreditation for Case Management

NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance

Feb 10, 2016, 08:30 ET from CVS Health

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accordant, a CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) company, announced today that it has received Case Management Accreditation from NCQA. The accreditation affirms Accordant's commitment to providing high quality, patient-centered care that improves health outcomes and lowers costs. Accordant's integrated program provides services on behalf of health plans, employers and third party administrators to members with rare chronic diseases and other select conditions.

"We are pleased to receive this important accreditation from NCQA, which further validates our focus on providing effective, connected care for members with rare diseases who often have numerous doctors and medications," said Trip Hofer, President of Accordant. "At Accordant, we provide individualized support to help keep members on track with their care, which helps avoid unnecessary medical costs for both members and clients while improving overall health outcomes."

As part of the Case Management program, Accordant manages care transitions and identifies and prevents potential problems to help members avoid costly emergency room visits and extended hospital stays. The program is supported by published guidelines and consensus statements as well as standards of medical practice. NCQA evaluates health care companies against 10 rigorous standards of case management developed with input from experts from the field, including researchers and state and federal regulators.

"Case Management Accreditation moves us closer to measuring quality across population health management initiatives," said Margaret E. O'Kane, President, NCQA. "Not only does it add value to existing quality improvement efforts; it also demonstrates an organization's commitment to the highest degree of improving the quality of their patients' care."

About CVS Health  CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its approximately 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 75 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.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, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

Christina Beckerman CVS Health (401)770-8868 christina.beckerman@cvshealth.com

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