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CMS Renews URAC’s Deeming Authority as Accreditation Organization for Medicare Advantage HMOs and PPOs

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Status streamlines the accreditation review process for clients seeking accreditation for both commercial and Medicare Advantage plans. Washington, DC – The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the decision to renew the Medicare Advantage “deeming authority” of URAC for Health Maintenance Organizations and Preferred Provider Organizations for a […]

H2RMinutes: Check Out News and Trends About Health Insurance Exchanges!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

H2RMinutes: Check Out News and Trends About Health Insurance Exchanges! ### 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 […]

URAC Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors Officers, Members and Corporate Member Organizations

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – May 23, 2012 – URAC, one of the nation’s premier health care accreditation organizations, announced the election of new officers and members to their Board of Directors at the annual meeting held in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2012. The URAC Board of Directors represents a broad spectrum of health care stakeholders, […]

URAC Announces Finalists for 2012 Awards for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Industry-Leading Programs Will Be Honored at URAC’s 2012 Quality Summit, October 9-11, 2012 Washington, DC – URAC announced today that a distinguished panel of judges has selected 19 finalists for its 2012 Awards for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection. The competition drew entries from across the nation. The finalists will be […]

URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Incorporates Best Practices for Treating Chronic Conditions

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Washington, DC – The specialty pharmacy market is relatively new and is growing rapidly, fueled by the increasing number of complex chronic conditions that require more of the latest highly engineered pharmaceuticals. Specialty pharmacies offer a high-touch, comprehensive care system of pharmacological care wherein patients with chronic illnesses and complex disease states receive expert therapy […]

URAC and The Leapfrog Group Announce "Excellence in Hospital Website Transparency Program"

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Washington, DC – URAC and The Leapfrog Group have partnered to develop the Excellence in Hospital Website Transparency Best Practices Awards and Acknowledgement Program to identify outstanding hospital websites that promote transparency of quality measures in a manner that is useful and user-friendly for consumers.  All hospitals who publically report their Leapfrog Hospital Survey results […]

URAC Announces Disease Management Revised Standards and Measures

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Standards Revisions and Added Measures Promote Quality and Patient Empowerment Washington, DC – March 13, 2012 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, announced standards revisions and the addition of performance measures for its Disease Management accreditation program.  The new Disease Management Version 4.0 program standards align with current trends in the […]

URAC Announces New Community Pharmacy Accreditation Initiative

Friday, March 9th, 2012

New accreditation will recognize excellence in single and multi-site, independent and chain pharmacies Washington, DC – March 9, 2012 – URAC announced its plans to develop and launch a new Community Pharmacy Accreditation program in 2012. As health care reform reshapes the health care industry, demand is increasing for quality improvement programs and quality outcomes […]

Dr. Carolyn Clancy and Ceci Connolly to Speak at 2012 Quality Summit

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Dr. Carolyn Clancy and Ceci Connolly to Give Keynote Addresses at URAC’s 2012 Quality Summit and Awards Program Washington, DC – February 8, 2012 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, is pleased to announce that Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Ceci […]

URAC’s Health Plan 7.0 Fact Sheets Help You Get Ready for H.I.E.s

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

URAC has designed its newly released Health Plan Accreditation Program Version 7.0 to be “Exchange-Ready,” meeting all Federal and state requirements for health plan accreditation mandated for participation on Health Insurance Exchanges, which launch on January 1, 2014. The 3 Fact Sheets below focus on how our Health Plan Accreditation Program Version 7.0: 1. Helps […]

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