The URAC Difference

Our standards provide the framework to effectively build and deploy a population health program. With URAC Accreditation, employers validate they have developed and implemented a comprehensive solution that covers all aspects of a population health management program, not just one or two components. Using population health strategies to provide high-quality, cost-effective care improves outcomes and brings near- and long-term success.

URAC Accreditation also affirms that your organization’s program extends beyond clinical care to address employee engagement, behavioral health and social determinants of health.

URAC’s Employer-Based Population Health Accreditation enables organizations to demonstrate their approach to achieve the quadruple aim:

  • Enhancing the experience of care (including outcomes, quality, safety and satisfaction)
  • Improving health outcomes
  • Improving the satisfaction of health care workers
  • Reducing per capita cost of health care

What the Standards Address

URAC’s three-year Employer-Based Population Health Accreditation standards address the following key factors for success in population health:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Population Health Risk Management
  • Quality Management
  • Network Analytics
  • Provider Contracting
  • Service Coordination
  • Employee Empowerment
  • Information Technology Capabilities

View our Employer-Based Population Health Standards-at-a-Glance for more information.

What to Expect

In six months or less, URAC will collaborate with your team to assess your population health business model and create a flexible framework for continuous improvement. While our experts define the standards of excellence for accountable care, they do not prescribe how organizations must meet those standards.

URAC’s approach stimulates innovation across the continuum of care through email, conference calls and educational webinars.

Who May Apply

Organizations using employer- and/or union-sponsored care delivery models that focus on population health and care coordination to improve employee and member outcomes via their sponsored benefit programs may apply.

Employers may also be interested in URAC’s Measurement-Based Care Designation.