AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenpatico, a Texas-based managed behavioral health organization (MBHO) serving Medicaid, Medicare, and other special populations, achieved national Full MBHO Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA MBHO Accreditation is a nationally-recognized evaluation that purchasers, regulators and consumers can use to assess health plans.
NCQA Accreditation evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system — physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services — in order to continuously improve the quality of care and services provided to its members.
NCQA Accreditation surveys include rigorous onsite and offsite evaluations conducted by a team of physicians and health plan experts. A national oversight committee of physicians analyzes the team's findings and assigns an accreditation level based on the performance level of each plan being evaluated to NCQA's standards. Cenpatico was awarded Full Accreditation status as an MBHO.
"Achieving NCQA MBHO Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality throughout our organization," said Cenpatico President and CEO, Sam Donaldson, PhD. "We are proud to receive Full Accreditation status, as our purpose is to offer our members the highest quality healthcare programs and services to improve their lives."
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality by providing information through the web and the media in order to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.
Cenpatico's expertise lies in managing benefits for vulnerable populations. Our healthcare specialties include Behavioral Health, Foster Care, Specialty Therapy & Rehabilitation Services (STRS), Community Re-Entry, School Services and more. We have managed Medicaid and other public sector benefits since 1994; currently, we serve more than 2.6 million members across 17 states. Our headquarters are in Austin, Texas and we have local teams across the country in the markets we serve. Cenpatico is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation (www.centene.com). We are committed to innovative solutions and designing programs tailored to improving functional outcomes with our members. Find us online: www.cenpatico.com