Nation's Second-Largest, Not-for-Profit, Secular Health System Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Newport Credentialing Solutions

Valley Stream, NY (August 1, 2011) - Newport Credentialing Solutions, LLC, a premier provider of cloud based reporting, decision support software and back office credentialing solutions for physicians and allied health providers, announced today that North Shore-LIJ Health System's Physician and Ambulatory Network Services group agreed to extend their agreement with Newport through 2013.

By combining Newport's provider credentialing expertise, payer knowledge, and technology solutions with North Shore-LIJ's rapidly growing Provider Enrollment Department, North Shore-LIJ has been able to meet the demands of its growing organization.

"As a complex and growing organization, we were interested in finding a vendor who could serve as an extension to our Department of Provider Enrollment. Newport was selected to help us continue to meet the needs of our growing organization while providing the highest levels of service," said Felix Aviles, North Shore-LIJ's Vice President of Practice Management. "Leveraging Newport's expertise and technology, we're decreasing the credentialing processing time and realizing revenue faster than before."

"The reality is that academic medical centers and health systems are growing at unprecedented rates," said Newport CEO Scott Friesen. "In order to meet their growth needs, these organizations are looking for innovative ways to both manage their growth and generate faster, incremental revenue. By providing comprehensive credentialing services and revenue focused credentialing technology solutions, Newport is able to meet our client's needs. We are excited to continue our successful alliance with North Shore-LIJ."

North Shore-LIJ is the second-largest, not-for-profit, secular healthcare system in the United States. It consists of 15 hospitals, 18 long-term care facilities and approximately 200 outpatient centers with a service area of more than 7 million people in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, NY.

Newport Credentialing Solutions provides cloud based reporting, decision support software and back office credentialing solutions for physicians and allied health providers. Newport provides these services  to the nation's top academic medical centers, health systems, and large group practices. For more information, visit [email protected] .

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