Accreditation & Measurement
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is an evaluative, rigorous, transparent, and comprehensive process in which a health care organization undergoes an examination of its systems, processes, and performance by an impartial external organization (accrediting body) to ensure that it is conducting business in a manner that meets predetermined criteria and is consistent with national standards.
What is Measurement?
Measurement facilitates quality improvement and enables more meaningful comparisons among accredited organizations. Beginning with measures concepts familiar to the industry, URAC is adding quantitative measures to our accreditation programs. URAC is committed to aligning and harmonizing its performance measures with the national quality endeavors of the federal, state, and local governments to address key health issues of the population.