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LexisNexis® Screening Solutions Increases Its Support of Health Care Industry with Robust Suite of Health Care Credentialing Solutions 6/1/2011

Helps providers put medical professionals to work faster by efficiently confirming their credentials

New York, NY —LexisNexis® Screening Solutions, a leading global background screening provider, announces today the expansion of its offerings to the health care industry with the launch of LexisNexis® Health Care Credentialing Solutions―a comprehensive, one-stop shop of industry compliant verifications, sanctions searches and other services that help validate the credentials of medical professionals. By using the market-leading expertise, data quality and advanced technology available through LexisNexis, organizations will receive more in-depth credentialing data in less time when compared to internal or third-party resources, and gain the distinct advantages of enhanced industry compliance, faster placement of medical professionals, brand protection and revenue support.

“The faster health care providers can put their medical staff to work, the quicker they can deliver services, bill for those services and generate revenue,” said Ginny Gomez, vice president, Product Management, LexisNexis. “That’s exactly what our credentialing solutions help them accomplish – put the most qualified medical professionals to work faster.”

In addition to the fast, comprehensive credentialing results, there are other key reasons why more healthcare providers are outsourcing this traditionally manual, time-consuming task to LexisNexis instead of performing it internally or using a third-party resource. These include:

  • Unmatched report quality that helps them spot risk faster. All LexisNexis credentialing reports begin with a summary section that can include easy-to-read red, yellow or green-colored flags that summarize results against the provider’s credentialing requirements.
  • Access to extensive verification tools that address key areas of risk including education and training, professional licensure and identification, professional experience and industry sanctions.
  • Enhanced industry compliance with credentialing standards set forth by The Joint Commission and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), in addition to state and federal laws such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act).

LexisNexis Health Care Credentialing Solutions are available in convenient standard packages, or health care organizations can collaborate with LexisNexis to build custom packages that ensure unique areas of risk are fully addressed.

This powerful credentialing solution suite further strengthens the risk mitigation support LexisNexis Screening Solutions provides to the health care industry with its current services which include specialized pre-hire screening solutions and medical compliance solutions, an electronic document management resource that helps organizations centralize and standardize industry-specific compliance documentation.

For more information about LexisNexis Health Care Credentialing Solutions or LexisNexis Screening Solutions call 800.590.8535 in the U.S., or +1 561.999.8624 outside the U.S., or visit http://lexisnexis.com/screening.

About LexisNexis
LexisNexis ((www.lexisnexis.com) ) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, academic, government and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. LexisNexis harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. A division of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is the leader in providing essential information that helps customers across all industries and government predict, assess and manage risk.