Matrix Medical Network(R) Receives NCQA Credentialing Certification

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matrix Medical Network® a national leader in prospective health assessment services for Medicare Advantage plan members, has received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Certification in Credentialing. The certification allows Matrix health plan clients to fully delegate all of their credentialing responsibilities to Matrix and eliminate any need to either provide credentialing oversight or separately credential the Matrix Nurse Practitioners who see their members.

Matrix Chief Executive Officer Randy Dobbs noted, "The NCQA certification verifies and validates that our credentialing processes meet or exceed the industry's highest credentialing standards. It's rare for a company in our industry to take on the rigorous NCQA certification process. But, it is an important achievement that represents a significant cost savings to our clients, signifies our continuous commitment to quality and instills an even greater sense of confidence in the services we provide."

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that companies review and verify a clinician's training, experience, practice history and license. This process, known as credentialing, is completed initially when a clinician is hired and then at regular intervals thereafter.

Matrix currently employs more than 600 Nurse Practitioners throughout the country and credentials approximately 150 to 200 clinicians monthly. As a part of the ongoing certification process, NCQA will audit Matrix biannually.

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. NCQA has reviewed and certified Matrix Medical Network's Credentialing functions only. For complete details on the scope of this review, visit www.ncqa.org.

About Matrix Medical Network

Matrix Medical Network is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., and provides prospective health assessment services that help health plans manage costs and provide high-quality care. Matrix is owned by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a leading private equity investment firm. For more information, visit www.MatrixForMe.com.

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