The URAC Difference
URAC’s HCC Accreditation infrastructure requires that you meet 40 specific core standards of best in class call center operations across the following areas:
- Organizational Structure
- Policies and Procedures
- Regulatory Compliance
- Delegated Functions
- Marketing and Sales
- Information Management
- Quality Management
- Staffing and Oversight
- Consumer Rights, Safety and Satisfaction
Our accreditation also includes standards for clinical staff qualifications, training and roles of non-clinical staff, telephone performance thresholds, response times, handling of triage calls, information sharing, feedback to physicians and more.
Benefits of Accreditation
Our three-year Health Care Center Accreditation readies your organization to deploy best practices in call center management and exceed customer expectations. It also validates your ability to offer clients a return on their investment by:
- Serving as an extension of their brand and supporting client growth through targeted strategies that attract and retain users and improve the patient relationship
- Resolving calls more quickly and better using the latest technologies and software applications while ensuring patient safety and privacy
- Establishing a roadmap to improve key call center performance indicators over time that elevate service delivery
- Implementing risk management oversight and review protocols that reduce client liabilities, enhance data security and ensure regulatory compliance
What to Expect
Within six months or less, we will collaborate with your team to create a flexible framework for health call center operation, oversight, monitoring and continuous improvement. While our experts define call center standards of excellence, they do not prescribe how organizations must meet those standards.
URAC’s thorough approach stimulates innovation for the health call center through email, conference calls and educational webinars.
View our Health Call Center Standards-at-a-Glance for more information.
Who May Apply
Accreditation is open to a wide range of HCCs including: hospitals, triage and crisis lines, state agencies, pharmaceutical drug hotlines, health plans, health call centers, medical management companies, behavioral health care organizations or disease management companies.
Organizations that provide non-health care services are not eligible for this program; however, they can apply for URAC’s Contact Center Accreditation.