Accreditation

Our company’s accreditations are evidence of our standards of excellence. Delivery of quality care and exceptional results has consistently earned us national accreditations.

Each of Beacon’s founding companies – Beacon Health Strategies and ValueOptions – is an NCQA-accredited managed behavioral health organization. NCQA has awarded Full Accreditation under the Managed Behavioral Health Organization (MBHO) Standards to several of our engagement centers. Full accreditation is granted for a period of three years to those plans that meet NCQA’s rigorous standards for continuous quality improvement.

In addition, both companies are accredited by URAC for case management and health utilization management.

Finally, both Beacon Health Strategies and ValueOptions hold a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)-like designation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Both NCQA and URAC accreditations are testaments to our commitment of providing quality care that furthers our vision of helping people lead healthier lives.

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (NCQA)?
NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of America’s health care. Through on and off-site evaluations, an NCQA team of physicians and managed care experts evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system.

WHAT IS URAC?
URAC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote continuous improvement in quality health care management through accreditation and education. Organizations participate in a four-phase review process, covering a period of approximately three-to-six months. Applicants meeting all requirements are awarded a full two-year accreditation.

WHAT IS A QIO-LIKE DESIGNATION?
A QIO is: “an organization, staffed by professionals, mostly doctors and other health care professionals, who are trained to review medical care and help beneficiaries with complaints about the quality of care and to implement improvements in the quality of care available throughout the spectrum of care.”