Founded in 1992, PREFERRED is the largest centrally managed specialty network of its kind, representing private practice physical, occupational and speech therapy clinics throughout the country. PREFERRED's business model allows flexibility in contracting between private practitioners and various health plans and organizations.
YES. We ensure that our network is comprised of qualified, experienced and professional providers. PREFERRED has implemented the highest level of credentialing standards, including primary source verification of all practitioner data elements, and ongoing monitoring of credentialing data which surpasses nationally recognized requirements. PREFERRED has passed 100% of audits conducted by health plans, PPOs and other contracted entities.
Yes. We send a monthly update report in the format requested by the healthplan/PPO for: Addition of New Network facilities, and other critical data updates, such as address change, TIN change, and practice specialties, for example.
No. In order for providers to be considered for our network, they must meet certain ownership and geographic requirements, and each treating therapist must pass all credentialing levels.
Our services are provided at no cost to the contracted healthplan/PPO.
PREFERRED can customize a network for the service area to fit your needs, whether it be national coverage, statewide, city- or county- specific.
PREFERRED acts as a liaison for both the payor and provider, assisting with resolution of issues, such as claim/appeal issues, confirmation of accurate system and data links, as well as communication with providers about contract or process changes being implemented by the healthplan/PPO to ensure ongoing efficiencies. Our team will streamline communications to reduce time and energy on your behalf.