What Makes Us Different
URAC has developed evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement from a range of stakeholders since 1990. Our Board of Directors is specifically designed to ensure diverse representation from throughout the healthcare industry. This experience working with disparate stakeholders is invaluable in today’s changing healthcare environment. To be successful, stakeholders across the healthcare industry must work together to control costs, raise quality, and improve overall health outcomes.
It’s not what we do, it’s how we do it. Our process facilitates learning in your organization, which helps create the framework for continuous improvement. Rather than simply checking off a list of requirements, our approach is non-prescriptive. How your organization meets the accreditation standards can evolve as your processes and systems evolve. The value of achieving the URAC seal is in the approach – and what your organization achieves by going through the process. Your URAC seal is truly a symbol of excellence that your organization can proudly display to show your validated commitment to quality and accountability.
You do not have to worry about hidden, back-end fees added to the cost of the accreditation. We don’t add additional fees through the process. We believe in transparency, including the bottom line.
As an independent, non-profit organization, URAC has no ties to a specific industry-interest group and no potential conflicts of interest. We are not a member organization or a political advocacy group. Our mission is to promote continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of healthcare management through accreditation, certification, and measures.