Populytics, Inc., a Lehigh Valley population health management and data analytics firm and wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), has once again been accredited in Wellness and Health Promotion by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and manages the evolution of HEDIS®, the performance measurement tool used by more than 90 percent of the nation’s health plans.
This Accreditation is directed to BeneFIT Corporate WellnessSM, the workplace wellness arm of Populytics, and is granted to organizations whose wellness and health promotion programs have met strict criteria for delivery and improvement. The BeneFIT program received NCQA’s 2-year Accreditation four times in a row (2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019). This year, the team earned the new 3-year Accreditation, which runs from Aug. 3, 2021, to Aug. 3, 2024.
“We have been working consistently over the last year to meet the needs of employers who have had to adapt to the demands brought about by the pandemic,” says Kristin Behler, MPH, MCHES®, Director, Health Promotion and Wellness. “We’re quite proud of the fact that even under these circumstances, we were able to achieve the standards required by the Review Oversight Committee for NCQA 3-year Accreditation. For us, it means that our commitment to professionalism has been a valuable investment and resulted in programs of the highest quality.”
In reviewing industry candidates, NCQA Wellness and Health Promotion evaluations use industry-leading, evidence-based standards to assess key areas of health promotion. These include how wellness programs are implemented in the workplace, how services like coaching empower participants to boost health, and how private health information is protected. Accredited status is especially useful in allowing employers to make informed comparisons when choosing among several wellness vendors.
Populytics’ BeneFIT Corporate Wellness programs range from individualized health coaching, health screenings, and incentive management, to specialty services like tobacco cessation (BeneQUIT) and cognition-based weight management (Worth the Weight). Many programs include online wellness portal access, consultative services, and reporting, and are available to all employers, regardless of the company’s size, health insurance provider, or plan.
Populytics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), is a population health management and advanced analytics firm that facilitates the movement toward value-based care. Through our advanced analytics toolkit, we transform health insurance claims and clinical data into actionable information for constituents such as hospitals and health systems, physicians, and other clinicians, as well as employers, and the region at large. Our services include population health analytics, health benefits administration and consulting, and clinical care coordination. Populytics’ services afford higher quality care while bending the cost curve. As an added benefit to regional businesses, Populytics offers a full suite of employer health services such as health coaching through BeneFIT Corporate Wellness, mental health counseling and coaching through Preferred EAP, and occupational medicine services through HealthWorks.
NCQA is a private, nonprofit 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. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers, and others make more-informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org/ and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.