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URAC Issues RFP for Independent, Third-Party Data Validators for Pharmacy Performance Measures

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Washington, DC – November 20, 2017 – URAC is accepting proposals from independent, third-party data validation organizations that would be designated as URAC-approved vendors for data validation of annual pharmacy performance measures. URAC clients that are required to submit measures will select and contract from the URAC-approved vendor list. The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is […]

New York State Office of Mental Health Expands Access, Preserves Quality Through Telehealth

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Accreditation will allow providers to demonstrate compliance with state regulations Washington, DC — The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has announced that it will accept telehealth accreditation as evidence of regulatory compliance for part of the state’s telepsychiatry requirements. To expand access and meet the needs of patients, the New York State […]

URAC VP of Quality, Research and Measurement Joins NQF Scientific Method Panel

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Washington, DC – October 2, 2017 – URAC Vice President, Quality, Research and Measurement, Marybeth Farquhar has been selected as a member of the National Quality Forum Scientific Methods Panel. As part of its changes to streamline its measure endorsement process, NQF established the Scientific Methods Panel. Shifting the scientific, methodological review of measures to […]

URAC to Release Major Revision to Core Standards, Case Management Accreditation Standards in January 2018

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Washington, DC – September 8, 2017 – URAC announces the January 2018 release of Core Standards v4.0, a major revision to the standards that establish the foundational quality and compliance requirements for most of URAC accreditation programs. The new Core Standards v4.0 will be rolled out across accreditation programs throughout 2018, starting with Case Management […]

URAC Pharmacy Accreditation Expert to speak at the NASP Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – September 13, 2017 – URAC Director of Pharmacy, Heather Bonome, Pharm.D., will participate in a panel discussion at National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting and Educational Conference  in Washington, DC. Bonome will present at the session “Accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy” on Wednesday, September 20 at 1:15 pm. She will review URAC’s Accreditation Process, URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Standards and what makes […]

URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green Featured Speaker at 5th Annual Clinically and Financially Integrated Delivery Systems Summit

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Washington, DC – September 8, 2017 – URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green is a featured speaker at the World Congress 5th Annual Clinically and Financially Integrated Delivery Systems Summit. The session, “Discuss Recent Shifts in Health Care Policy and How to Modify and Adapt Growth and Acquisition Strategies in a Changing Landscape,” is scheduled […]

URAC Submits MACRA Comments, Calls for Continued Support of Small Practices and Those in Rural and Underserved Communities

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – August 22, 2017 – In response to CMS’s 2018 proposed rules for MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), URAC submitted comments calling for continued support of small practices and those in underserved communities enabling stronger participation in MIPS. In the comment letter, URAC applauds CMS’s continued recognition that eligible clinicians and practices are […]

URAC Invites Public Comments for New Genetics Precision Medicine Accreditation Program

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – August 15, 2017 – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC today opens for public comment the proposed performance standards for the organization’s new Genetics Precision Medicine Accreditation program. The public comment period begins Tuesday, August 15, 2017, and ends on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 6 PM Eastern time. Click the link below to […]

URAC Report Highlights the Complexities and Rewards of Becoming a Clinically Integrated Network

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – August 1, 2017 – URAC, a nonprofit, healthcare accreditor, today released a new Industry Insight Report for hospitals, health systems and provider networks entitled “ Clinically Integrated Networks: A Framework for Clinical and Financial Success .” The report demonstrates how five distinct healthcare organizations have navigated the complexities of becoming clinically integrated networks (CINs) to achieve success in the new value-based healthcare […]

URAC Invites Public Comments for Performance Measures

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – July 18, 2017 – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC opens for public comment proposed performance measures for these accreditation programs: Health Plan, Pharmacy Quality Management, and Telehealth. The public comment period begins Tuesday July 18, 2018, and ends on Thursday August 31, 2017 at midnight Eastern time. Click the links below to find […]

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