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URAC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed New Case Management Standards and Performance Measures

Friday, February 8th, 2013

February 8, 2013 – Washington, DC – URAC, the industry leader in Case Management accreditation, seeks public comment for revisions to its Case Management Accreditation standards and performance measures, and proposed optional standards for its new Enhanced Transitions of Care Designation.  Effective case management puts the patient at the center of all care decisions, and […]

URAC Announces Revised Claims Processing Accreditation Standards

Monday, January 7th, 2013

January 7, 2013 – Washington DC – URAC, a leading independent, non-profit health care accreditation and measurement organization, announced today that it has released revised Claims Processing Accreditation standards that reflect trends in the industry and align with government regulations, including the Administrative Simplification Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 […]

URAC President and CEO Alan P. Spielman to Step Down February 15

Monday, January 7th, 2013

January 7, 2013 – Washington, DC—URAC President & Chief Executive Officer Alan P. Spielman will step down after seven years at the organization, the URAC Board of Directors announced today.  Mr. Spielman’s departure will be effective Friday, February 15, 2013. “When I arrived at URAC in late 2005, we set specific goals to enhance URAC’s […]

Beta Testing Opportunity for Clinically Integrated Network Accreditation Program

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Washington, DC— December 13, 2012 – URAC, a leading independent, health care accreditation and measurement organization, is pleased to announce a limited number of opportunities are available for provider organizations to beta test its new Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) accreditation standards.  The draft CIN standards are available for public comment through December 28, 2012: https://www.urac.org/publiccomment. […]

Administration Announces URAC as Accreditation Choice For Health Plans Offered on Exchanges

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Administration Continues Commitment to Market-Based, Best Practices for Health Insurance Exchanges Spielman: ‘Decision to Promote Choice of Accreditors is a Real Game Changer for Consumers’ Washington, DC— November 21, 2012 – Yesterday’s announcement that health plans participating on health insurance exchanges can choose URAC’s accreditation and quality measures program further reinforces the administration’s  intent to […]

URAC Releases Clinically Integrated Network Standards, Seeks Public Comments

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Washington, D.C. – November 13, 2012 –URAC, a leading health care accreditation, education, and measurement organization, today opened a call for public comment to share input and recommendations on proposed initial standards for clinically integrated networks. As elements of the Affordable Care Act are implemented, physician practice organizations and other providers are rapidly advancing new […]

URAC Announces Winners of the 2012 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Washington, DC – October 11, 2012 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation, education and measurement organization, announced the winners of its Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards. The honorees were announced as part of URAC’s 2012 Quality Summit and Award Program held October 9-11 in San Francisco, CA.  The awards […]

URAC Names 2012 Health Care Stars! Award Winners at Annual Quality Summit and Awards Program

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA – October 10, 2012 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, recognized its 2012 Health Care Stars! Awards winners. Honored this year were Thomas Button and Dr. Stephen Vogt. URAC’s Health Care Stars! Award honors those who have demonstrated a commitment to the welfare of health […]

Specialty Pharmacies Positioned to Play Valuable Role in Growing Accountable Health Care Marketplace

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation program recognizes organizations that meet highest quality management, consumer protection and empowerment and patient safety standards Washington, D.C. – Oct. 9, 2012 – More than 100 new CMS Shared Savings accountable care organizations have come online in 2012, joining at least that many ACOs in the private sector in a test […]

URAC Announces Special Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot Project in Partnership with Foundation for Chiropractic Progress

Friday, October 5th, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC; CARMICHAEL, CA– October 5, 2012 — URAC , a leading health care accreditation organization, has announced a special pilot project in conjunction with the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress , a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care, to determine  how chiropractic care models can best achieve the principles of the patient centered medical […]

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