Verisys Corporation, a technology and health care data provider dedicated to mitigating legal, financial, and regulatory risk for its clients and their end-users by delivering mission critical data on providers and their credentials announces that they have been certified under ISO 9001:2015 as of March 6, 2018. Concurrently, Verisys achieved NCQA certification for 11 out of 11 verification services. Verisys is one of only a few Credential Verification Organizations (CVOs) both URAC accredited and NCQA certified. Verisys has been NCQA certified since 2008.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is the most updated standard of its kind and focuses on quality management systems and performance. It is based on the plan-do-check-act methodology and takes an overall process directed approach by auditing interactions from design to delivery. The ISO 9001:2015 certification includes rigorous onsite evaluations to ensure Verisys has the leadership commitment, planning, support, operation, monitoring, measurement and performance evaluation to continually deliver quality services and employ methods for improvement.
"We are excited to earn certification to ISO 9001:2015 confirming Verisys' commitment to deliver the highest quality product and services to our clients and achieve continual improvement across all aspects of our quality management system," said Verisys Compliance Officer Jennifer Gillespie. Verisys' CEO John Benson stated, "The ISO and NCQA certifications are an amazing testament to the tremendous team and talent at Verisys, all of our team members across all functions worked in concert to make this a reality. Ultimately this is all about our core mission of protecting patients and the organizations that serve them."
Verisys' mission is to provide a comprehensive technology platform of data, analytics and services that deliver value to the full spectrum of organizations in the health care sector. Verisys' mission is to protect health care consumers by enforcing competency and patient safety through transparency. We help prevent fraud, waste and abuse with analytics and accurate and timely data on individuals, professionals and businesses. And, as stewards of provider data and credentials, (for contracting, privileging, employment, reimbursement and referral validation). Verisys is dedicated to mitigating legal, financial and regulatory risk for its clients and their end-users.
For 25 years, Verisys has delivered highly secure technology solutions for some of the largest health care delivery and support organizations in the country. Our partners and clients regularly express resounding confidence in our ability to deliver and delight and provide leadership and direction in the ever-evolving health care compliance environment in the United States.
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organizations can certify. ISO 9001 was first published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an international agency composed of the national standards bodies of more than 160 countries. The current version of ISO 9001 was released in September 2015.
NCQA's Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) Certification Program evaluates credentials verification operations and the processes that the CVO uses to continuously improve the services it provides to its managed care clients. CVO certification is available to organizations that conduct credentials verification, report the credentialing information to clients and have systems in place to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the information. The NCQA Certification Survey includes rigorous onsite and offsite evaluations conducted by a survey team that includes at least one CR surveyor and one administrative surveyor. A Review Oversight Committee (ROC) of physicians analyzes the team's findings and assigns a certification status based on the CVO's performance against core standards and the requirements within applicable certification options.