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URAC Seeks Public Comments on Accountable Care Measures

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Washington, DC, September 12, 2014 ― As part of its commitment to a comprehensive review of its standards and measures, URAC, a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and measurement programs announced a call for public comment on its new Accountable Care Measures. URAC seeks to align the programs’ measures with current practices, ensure that the key functions covered by the accreditation remain comprehensive, and address important quality and safety trends. URAC welcomes purchasers, policy makers, consumers, healthcare management organizations, accountable care organizations and health plans to review the performance measures and provide feedback now through October 26, 2014.

URAC’s accreditation standards and measures for accountable care provide guidance and recognition for provider organizations committed to delivering access to high quality, cost effective care to consumers. The measures have been developed by an advisory committee of industry experts for organizations prepared to assume greater risk and manage their patient populations, which requires a more technological and programmatic organization.

Public comments are due no later than October 26, 2014. For more information, please contact URAC’s vice president of research and measurement, Marybeth Farquhar at 202-216-9010 or mfarquhar@urac.org.

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For 25 years, URAC has been the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs that reflect the latest changes in health care and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC’s evidence-based measures and standards are developed through inclusive engagement with a broad range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of health care.

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