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Call for Nominations Announced for URAC Measures Advisory Group

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

URAC, the leader in independent health care accreditation, has begun a nomination period for candidates to its Measures Advisory Group (MAG) that will remain open until November 15, 2015.

Accreditation work done by URAC is overseen by several advisory committees, including the MAG. The purpose of the MAG is to advise URAC on which performance measures to include in its accreditation programs.

URAC is currently seeking volunteers to serve on its MAG. Candidates may be from a variety of external sources – such as government, providers, consumers, and academia – and must be knowledgeable about measures and measurement methodologies such as psychometrics and risk adjustment. Terms are limited to three years, with the option for one additional term at the discretion of the committee chair. A conflict of interest disclosure is required.

The time requirement is minimal and includes a 1.5-hour meeting every quarter – via conference call – as well as preparation for full participation in meeting discussions.

Selection of MAG members will reflect both the diversity of key health care stakeholders and be in accordance with URAC’s conflict of interest policy. Members of committees are selected based upon their expertise, potential contribution, and the need for input from particular stakeholder perspectives.

Any interested party may submit one or more nominations for candidates for the URAC Measures Advisory Group by emailing a nominee’s contact information (name, phone number, and email address) and CV to ResearchMeasurement@urac.org. The official call for nominations to the MAG is open for a minimum of 30 days.

After the nomination period ends, candidate selections are made available for a review and comment period. The public may submit comments or concerns about the provisional candidates nominated to the committee through the URAC website. The comment period for candidate review is open for 14 days.

After the comment period closes, the final committee roster will be posted on the URAC website.

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