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Q Point Health (Q Point) has earned the URAC accreditation for credentialing providers. This demonstrates that Q Point adheres to the highest possible national industry standards when vetting a provider's credentials to join a health plan's network.
Q Point is a division of Equality Health, which offers a provider network of its own that operates under a unique "culturally competent" model for delivering integrated healthcare.
"I want to thank the Q Point team for all the hard work leading up to the URAC accreditation. We will leave no stone unturned in earning—and keeping—our reputation for undertaking the most thorough vetting of a provider's suitability for any given network, including the Equality Health Network," said Lisa Stevens Anderson, president of Q Point.
The URAC accreditation is further proof that Equality Health and Q Point are committed to making the significant investments in compliance, IT security and HR training that strengthen payer-provider collaboration and integration; a fundamental need as value-based care shifts to ever more advanced risk and delegation models.
This includes risk-based contracts for Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans, whose beneficiaries include vulnerable and underserved populations. Here Q Point has core expertise and joins forces with the Equality Health Network to ensure only the most qualified providers serve these beneficiaries.
After a thorough but efficient credentialing process by Q Point, Equality Health Network then provides practice management support and training in culturally competent healthcare, using its own unique, sustainable model. The entire process is designed to reduce historic disparities in care and access and deliver better outcomes at a significantly lower cost.
"Q Point's credentialing experts and efficient vetting process remove the credentialing burden that keeps good providers from getting on health plans faster. It also reduces the administrative burdens that too often stand in the way of what these providers do best—taking care of patients while maintaining the highest standard of quality and safety," said Monique Delgado, vice president of Equality Health Network.
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