New Parity Statute Codifies Existing Guidance, Includes New Obligations for Health Plans

Most of you know that at the end of last year Congress approved an omnibus spending bill that included funding for COVID-19 relief, as well as a…

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URAC Joins Other Stakeholders in Urging Policymakers to Leverage Digital Health to Combat Pandemic

We’ve all seen the stories of the marked increase in telehealth utilization over the last year or so in response to the ongoing public health emergency (PHE) related…

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Opportunities for Bipartisanship Still Exist on Key Health Care Issues

  By now I’m sure you have read just about every article there is to read about health care issues that were on the…

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URAC and 80 Organizations Call on DEA to Create Registry for Telemedicine Treatment of Substance Abuse

On Oct. 26th, URAC joined 80 other organizations, led by the Alliance for Connected Care, is calling for the U.S. Drug Enforcement…

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Telehealth: Benefits Outweigh Challenges, Accreditation Minimizes Risk

On September 30th, the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) announced charges against 345 individuals for more than $6 billion in alleged health…

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CMS Proposed Updates to Home Infusion Benefit Still Discount Role of Digital Health

A couple of months ago, CMS proposed updates to the home health prospective payment system and finalized the implementation of the permanent home infusion…

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URAC Joins Over 200 Organizations To Sign A Letter Endorsing Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020

Today URAC joined 225 of the nation’s leading health care organizations to send a letter to the House Telehealth Caucus leaders Representatives…

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COVID-19 and URAC: What you need to know

UPDATED APRIL 13, 2021 VIRTUAL VALIDATION IS EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2021 Patient Care Comes First We want to keep you informed…

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Federal and State Laws that Reference or Require Accreditation

There are many drivers for organizations to seek certification or accreditation. Aside from demonstrating the organization’s capacity to deliver high-quality services, another…

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