ATLANTA and CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing the increasing expectation on health plans to present patients with accurate directories of available health care professionals, the American Medical Association (AMA) and LexisNexis ® Risk Solutions today announced a collaboration to offer a solution that simplifies a successful strategy for constantly maintaining high-quality data for use in network directories.
The collaboration combines the industry-leading data resources of the AMA, its wholly owned subsidiary AMA Business Solutions, and LexisNexis Health Care to provide a holistic solution, LexisNexis VerifyHCP, to pre-fill, collect, monitor, cleanse, and update clinician data. The innovative solution to be available by the end of 2016 will create efficiencies for health insurers and clinicians that streamline the process of maintaining an accurate and up-to-date network directory. Changes to clinician data naturally occur and erode the accuracy of network directories. Accurate directories are necessary for consumers to make informed decisions and enrollees to find suitable medical care. As federal and state agencies tighten regulations for providing patients with up-to-date and accurate lists of health care professionals, health plans face an evolving mix of rules and mandates. As a result, physician offices are burdened with an increase in repetitious data verification requests from health plans that are required to constantly ensure the quality of network directories. "It has never been more important for both operational and compliance purposes to identify, validate and update clinician data in real-time," said Josh Schoeller, Vice President, Client Engagement, LexisNexis Health Care. "Working in collaboration, the AMA and LexisNexis Health Care are offering a comprehensive and authoritative solution that delivers a flow of accurate data to meet state and federal directory mandates, and most importantly, supports the needs of patients, physicians and payers." "LexisNexis Health Care provides unique analytic technology and proven capabilities that complement the AMA's extensive data resources and supports the important goal of providing patients with accurate network directories," said AMA Senior Vice President of Health Solutions Laurie McGraw. "Working together to solve a significant industry challenge will provide physicians a simplified alternative to updating practice information with multiple payers that reduces administrative burdens and workflow disruptions." The collaboration builds on each organization's capabilities and complements a mutual commitment to provide a flexible solution for an evolving environment. For more information please visit LexisNexis VerifyHCP website. About the American Medical Association The American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation's physicians to continually provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care to patients and communities. For more than 165 years the AMA has been unwavering in its commitment to using its unique position and knowledge to shape a healthier future for America. For more information, visit ama-assn.org. About LexisNexis Risk Solutions LexisNexis Risk Solutions ( http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced analytics, LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. Our health care solutions combine proprietary analytics, science and technology with the industry's leading sources of provider, member, claims and public records information to improve cost savings, health outcomes, data quality, compliance and exposure to fraud, waste and abuse.