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October 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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URAC’s major revision to its Core Standards, version 4.0, releases on January 1, 2018, and will roll out across the applicable URAC accreditation programs over the year.

Join URAC’s Director of Program Standards & Maintenance, Donna Merrick, for the URAC’s Core Standards v4.0: Key Points to Know, a 90-minute webinar on Tuesday October 10, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm.

You’ll hear an overview of the new Core standards and major revisions, including:

  • Purpose of the Core standards as the foundation of most URAC accreditation programs
  • Core standards as a stand-alone program
  • Release schedule of the new standards
  • Elimination of a separate “pharmacy core”
  • Major revisions: key changes in the standards
    • Risk Management (address scope inclusion/ exclusion, BCP testing defined, etc.)
    • Ethics (healthcare and business ethics)
    • Leadership
    • QI projects
    • Delegation (pre-delegation assessment)
    • Health literacy (addition of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to the requirements)
  • New structure of the Core standards

FREE access to Accreditation Webinars for URAC Clients:

URAC clients get FREE access to the accreditation standards two-hour webinar.

When you click the Register button, you will be redirected to URAC’s online education portal. Please login with your work email or, if this is your first time to the portal, create an account using your work email. The online education portal eliminates the need for client coupon codes and streamlines the registration process. If your organization is a URAC client, and you are unable to register for the webinar for free, please contact marketing@urac.org or support@digitellinc.com.


Donna Merrick, MEd, BSN

Donna, URAC’s director of program standards and maintenance, has been with URAC for more than 19 years. She served as an accreditation reviewer at URAC for nearly nine years, became director of URAC’s health plan accreditation, and then director of program standards and maintenance. Before joining URAC, she was a clinical nurse in the U.S. Navy and in civilian health care settings.