symplr Achieves Coveted NCQA Recertification as a Credentials Verification Organization

symplr and NCQA Credentials Verification Certification seal

CVO offering meets healthcare’s gold standard for quality and compliance benchmarks  

HOUSTON, TX – December 12, 2023 – symplr®, a leading enterprise healthcare operations software provider, has achieved recertification by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its industry-leading credentials verification organization (CVO) solution. symplr’s CVO certification, which lasts two years, was achieved by meeting NCQA’s rigorous standards and guidelines in ten areas, demonstrating protections in place and the company continually improving the quality of services delivered. 

Expansion of value-based networks and market entry of non-traditional care delivery organizations requires healthcare organizations credential and onboard practitioners as quickly and accurately as possible using efficient, trusted processes to deliver the best outcomes. NCQA is widely recognized as the gold standard for evidence-based certification, dedicated to quality measurement and improvement for managed care plans, provider organizations, CVOs, and other health-related programs.  

symplr is the leading provider of NCQA-certified CVO services, processing over 3 million provider applications annually, helping organizations maintain tight operating margins, assist with staffing challenges, and address heavy credentialing and payer enrollment workloads.  

“symplr CVO’s NCQA recertification reassures customers that we offer a trusted solution that meets the highest quality standards,” said Patrick Birmingham, Executive Vice President of symplr Credentialing Operations. “Credentialing is the front door to patient safety. symplr takes the stress out of credentialing and expedites enrollment so that hospitals and health systems can deliver the best care, maintain compliance, expand capacity, maximize revenue and continue to focus on patient care and the on-going goal of improvement in clinical outcomes.” 

As ever-changing regulations and accreditation standards make the credentialing process more complex, and the expansion of services, such as telehealth and others, increases the ongoing need for credentialing services, choosing the right CVO partner is critical. NCQA CVO Certification helps medical staff services teams improve verification operations and protect consumers by ensuring a consistent, effective, and diligent verification process for their organizations. It provides a framework for organizations to implement industry best practices that help them efficiently verify practitioner credentials.  

Read more about symplr’s CVO services and credentialing software here.  

About symplr 

symplr is a leader in enterprise healthcare operations software and services. For more than 30 years and with deployments in 9 of 10 U.S. hospitals, symplr has been committed to improving healthcare operations through its cloud-based solutions, driving better operations for better outcomes.     

Our provider data management; workforce management; compliance, quality, and safety; and contract, supplier, and spend management solutions improve the efficiency and efficacy of healthcare operations, enabling caregivers to quickly handle administrative tasks so they have more time to do what they do best: provide high-quality patient care. Learn how at symplr.    

About NCQA 

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’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. In recognition for its leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion, NCQA has won the Excellence in Diversity Award from the Chesapeake Human Resources Association. NCQA’s website ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices.  

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