MEQUON, Wis., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with its commitment to helping dentists work more efficiently and improve their practices, the American Dental Association (ADA) today announced the national launch of the ADA Credentialing Service℠. Using software developed by Wonderbox Technologies, an agile, innovative software firm that is part of the SKYGEN USA family of distinguished benefit solutions companies, the ADA Credentialing Service represents a significant improvement for both providers and payers over other credentialing options.
The national launch enables dentists throughout the U.S. to enter their credential information into the ADA Credentialing Service one time where it can then be accessed on-demand by multiple health payers. The ADA Credentialing Service replaces the time-consuming, labor-intensive process of filling out an application for each payer network the provider wishes to join.
Payers, hospitals, employers and third-party administrators will use a separate ADA URL to access the ADA Credentialing Service and download the provider information. Using the ADA Credentialing Service eliminates the need to contact and follow-up with each provider individually when credentialing dentists, delivering information in minutes that formerly took weeks to obtain. The ADA Credentialing Service and supporting components were built using the Wonderbox Technologies Enterprise System.
Data is held in dedicated servers managed by Wonderbox Technologies, the ADA's webhost. The ADA and Wonderbox Technologies are committed to implementing reasonable and appropriate security tools and protocols.
"As we worked with both dental providers and payers, the frustration with the credential application process was a recurring theme," said Craig Kasten, board chairman and founder of SKYGEN USA. "The launch of the new ADA Credentialing Service gives dental providers and payers a technology-driven, 'one and done' alternative to the tedious, repetitive approach that has been used previously. It is a perfect example of how moving from manual processes to cyber benefits saves time, reduces costs, and improves workflows. We are gratified to have had the opportunity to work with the ADA on this initiative and look forward to delivering additional innovations in the future."
The ADA is currently providing use of the ADA Credentialing Service as a free service to all members and non-member dentists. For more information or to register, dental providers can go to ada.org/credentialing.
About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 159,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org.
About Wonderbox Technologies
Wonderbox Technologies, part of the SKYGEN USA family of companies specializing in benefit management solutions, is a distinguished, agile software company focused on building next-generation technology for the payer market. This technology enables healthcare payers to remain at the forefront of benefit management by using one of the world's most innovative and flexible technology platforms to dramatically improve automation, achieve compliance and reduce the cost of delivering healthcare benefits. To learn more, visit www.wonderboxtech.com.
About SKYGEN USA
SKYGEN USA is a collection of benefit solutions companies that brings a distinguished mix of next-generation claims management and technology tools together for healthcare payers, delivery systems, managed care organizations and employer groups that enable them to drive process improvements and dramatically reduce the cost of delivering benefits. Business units under the SKYGEN USA brand include Wonderbox Technologies, Scion Dental, Vestica Healthcare, American Therapy Administrators, Ocular Benefits and Hylis Pharmacy Solutions. Payers may select the comprehensive solution or individual offerings to fit their needs. For more information, visit www.skygenusa.com.
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