PDHI Earns WHP Certification From NCQA for Health Appraisal and Self-Management Tools
Bernardsville, NJ, October 20, 2014. PDHI announced today that it is one of the first companies to earn Wellness and Health Promotion Certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for complying with NCQA’s requirements in:
It’s the fourth consecutive time PDHI has received Certification from NCQA, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, but the first time PDHI has received Certification against the Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) standards. WHP Certification is a rigorous process that also includes evaluation against standards for measuring effectiveness (WHP 13) and for privacy and confidentiality (WHP 3).
WHP Certification reduces oversight and information gathering by organizations seeking NCQA Accreditation. Those organizations using PDHI’s appraisals and tools receive automatic credit for Member Connections standards for health appraisals (MEM 1, elements A-F) and self-management tools (MEM 2, elements A-E) when undergoing an NCQA Accreditation survey. Since July 2014, Medicaid, Medicare, and exchange plans seeking Accreditation from NCQA have been reviewed and scored on Member Connection (MEM) standards. Since September 2013, 41 states, including 29 Medicaid programs, have recognized or required NCQA Accreditation.
“To assist our health plan clients meet this requirement, we have extended our adult health appraisal to include questions for Medicare and Medicaid groups,” said Jennifer Jolley, President of PDHI. “And PDHI’s pediatric health appraisal has also been extended to support questions for low-income populations, providing a comprehensive suite of health appraisal tools for all age groups and plan types.”
In addition to the WHP-Certified appraisal and tools, PDHI’s ConXus Platform includes individual and team challenges, a coach documentation system, and extensive tools for managing biometric data and health incentives.
PDHI is a technology services organization that develops and distributes the ConXus Platform for delivering workplace wellness and population health management programs. ConXus solutions are scalable and flexible, driving process efficiency and project control for clients. PDHI’s open-systems approach features extensive administrative tools and user interfaces for client portal environments. PDHI clients include wellness providers, accountable-care organizations, large employers, third-party administrators, hospital systems, and health plans.