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AHRQ’s Clancy to Deliver Keynote at URAC’s 2012 Quality Summit

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

URAC’s 2012 Quality Summit and Best Practices Awards, for Oct. 9-11 in San Francisco, will focus on quality, transformation and patient-centered care. Washington, D.C. – Oct. 2, 2012 – Patient-centeredness, collaboration and quality improvement are on the agenda for URAC’s 2012 Quality Summit and Best Practices Awards. This year’s Summit is entitled Framing the Future […]

New URAC Workshop, Issue Brief Explore Role of Case Managers and Pharmacists on the Health Care Team

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Oct. 11 care coordination workshop is designed for primary care teams working in medical home, ACOs September 20, 2012 – Washington, DC – The remodeling of U.S. health care into a more patient-centered system is well underway, emphasizing the value of multi-disciplinary teams to coordinate patient care—especially during transitions between care providers. One team member […]

URAC Presents Global Diabetes Management Mini Summit

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Program presented October 11, 2012 at the Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square Hotel, San Francisco, CA or via Live Webcast September 13, 2012 – Washington, DC – With over 346 million people worldwide having the disease, diabetes and its complications have a significant economic impact on individuals, families, health systems and countries. “With an epidemic […]

HHS Nominates URAC to Accredit Health Plans on Health Insurance Exchanges in All 50 States and DC

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Washington, DC – August 15, 2012 – In a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2012, the Secretary of Health and Human Services nominated URAC to serve as an HHS recognized accrediting entity of Qualified Health Plan (QHP) issuers participating on Health Insurance Exchanges.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that […]

URAC Sets Standards for Community Pharmacy, Advances Dialogue About Pharmacists as Medication Experts

Monday, August 6th, 2012

URAC August 22 webinar explores changing role of pharmacist; Terry McInnis, MD, highlights comprehensive medication management as critical function in new care models Washington, D.C. – Aug. 2, 2012 – The role of the community pharmacist is changing from direct dispensing to a more clinical focus as a vital link in the chain of patient […]

New URAC White Paper Explains the Medical Home from the Consumer Perspective

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Report Examines the Dramatic Impact of this New Model of Care Washington, D.C. – July 18, 2012 – URAC, the leading health care accreditation and education organization, has released its latest report, The Medical Home: A Consumer’s Perspective. The report examines this model of coordinated primary care, outlining the potentially dramatic improvements it could make […]

URAC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Community Pharmacy Accreditation Standards

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Public Input Sought at https://www.urac.org/publiccomment/ through August 17, 2012 Washington, D.C. – July 6, 2012 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation, education, and measurement organization, today opened a call for public comment to share input and opinions on proposed Community Pharmacy Accreditation standards. URAC provides accreditation programs through an educational approach for a broad range […]

Alan P. Spielman, President and CEO of URAC, Responds to Supreme Court

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Washington, DC – The Supreme Court’s June 28, 2012, decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act signals an historic turning point in how health care is delivered in the United States. This decision allows everyone in America’s health care system to begin doing the important work necessary to implement this law which will benefit millions […]

URAC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Claims Processing Accreditation Standards

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Public Input Sought at https://www.urac.org/publiccomment/ through August 10, 2012 Washington, D.C. – June 28 , 2012 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation, education, and measurement organization, today opened a call for public comment to share input and opinions on proposed standards revisions for its Claims Processing Accreditation program. Members of the health care industry are […]

William R. Vandervennet, Jr. Named URAC’s Chief Operating Officer; Vernon C. Rowen Named Senior Vice President of External and Legal Affairs

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

William R. Vandervennet, Jr., Named URAC s Chief Operating Officer; Vernon C. Rowen Named Senior Vice President of External & Legal Affairs Washington, DC – URAC, a leading health care accreditation, education and measurement organization, today announced the appointment of William R. Vandervennet, Jr., BSN, MHSA, FACHE, to the newly created position of Chief Operating […]

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