Teladoc First Telehealth Provider to Receive NCQA Certification for Provider Credentialing

Teladoc First Telehealth Provider to Receive NCQA Certification for Provider Credentialing

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, the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider with more than 5 million members, announced today it received certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for physician credentialing, scoring 100 percent. Teladoc is the first and only telehealth/telemedicine company in the U.S. to have achieved this credentialing certification.

"Certification by NCQA of our provider credentialing process demonstrates Teladoc's commitment to quality and affordable health care provided by our physician network," said Jason Gorevic, Teladoc’s chief executive officer. “As the first telehealth provider to have achieved this certification, it affirms our position at the forefront of the telehealth industry and our goal to solve some of the greatest challenges facing health care today.”

By managing its own provider network, Teladoc has built the first nationally independent physician network in telehealth. Teladoc’s physicians are board-certified and state-licensed with an average of 15 years of practice. Teladoc’s rigorous credentialing process and ongoing quality assurance efforts ensure the highest quality of care for Teladoc’s members. Teladoc physicians perform more than 120,000 consults annually.

"Achieving credentialing certification from NCQA demonstrates that Teladoc has the systems, process and personnel in place to conduct credentialing according to its provider credentialing process with the strictest quality standards," said Margaret E. O'Kane, president of NCQA.

Teladoc’s service may be used when a patient is unable to visit their doctor, such as after office hours, and is not a replacement for their primary care physician. Through the service, patients may receive treatment for non-emergency medical issues, such as allergies, bronchitis, pink eye, sinus problems, ear infection for adults and children and other conditions. Physicians may also write short-term prescriptions for non-controlled substances if medically appropriate.

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 is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers. For more information, visit .

Founded in 2002, Teladoc is the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider with more than 5 million members nationwide. With an average response time of 16 minutes, Teladoc enhances access to affordable, high-quality medical care for adults and children via videoconferencing or telephone consultations. The U.S.-based, board-certified physicians meet National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards and deliver a 97 percent patient satisfaction rate. Teladoc partners with payers, corporations, organizations and patients that seek accessible and affordable high-quality medical care. Additionally, through its TeladocConnect service, physicians are able to offer the convenience of Teladoc and provide their patients with a high level of care around the clock.For more information, please visit or .