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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 […]

URAC Director of Government Relations Discusses Proposed Senate Healthcare Bill with NBC4 News

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – June 27, 2017 – URAC Director of Government Relations Aaron Turner-Phifer discussed key points of the healthcare reform legislation now under consideration in the Senate during a 20-minute appearance on News 4 Your Sunday , which aired June 25 on the Washington, D.C.-based NBC4. Viewers can watch the entire 20-minute interview below. “We’re in for a […]

Case Management Roles Will Expand and Grow in the Changing Healthcare Environment, URAC Experts Say

Monday, June 26th, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – June 23, 2017 – How will the role of case managers change as the aging population brings greater demand for post-acute care? How will case management help drive transformative change in healthcare delivery? What progress has been made in identifying quality standards and strategies to support the transformation of case management? Discover […]

URAC Invites Public Comments for Revised Case Management Accreditation Standards

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – May 30, 2017 – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC opens the revised Case Management Accreditation Standards for public comment beginning on May 30, 2017, and ending June 23, 2017, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Click here to access the proposed Case Management standards and the tool for providing public comment: “The pursuit of […]

URAC Accreditation Experts to speak at 2017 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV –  April 24, 2017  – URAC’s President and CEO Kylanne Green and Director of Pharmacy Heather Bonome have been selected to speak at the 2017 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit at the Wynn & Encore Las Vegas. URAC is the premier accrediting organization in the U.S. pharmacy industry. Speaking on May 1 at […]

URAC White Paper Highlights the Changing Role of Specialty Pharmacy and Its Impact on Patient Outcomes

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – April 19, 2017 –Independent accreditor URAC today released a new Industry Insight Report for specialty pharmacy providers entitled “ Competing in the Specialty Pharmacy Market: Key Competencies for Performance in Value-Based Healthcare .” The report examines why specialty pharmacies need to incorporate a sixth right — the right result — to the traditional “five rights” of medication administration, to be successful in the value-based healthcare […]

URAC Report Finds ‘Value Movement is Non-Partisan,’ Will Continue Across Healthcare Spectrum

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Washington, DC — In a series of articles with nationally recognized health industry leaders, URAC finds that value-based, coordinated care will continue to be the goal for physicians, pharmacists, case managers and others. URAC, the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education and measurement, compiled comments from industry leaders over several weeks. The […]

URAC Releases Standards for Patient Centered Medical Home Certification

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Washington, DC — Independent accreditor URAC today made public its proprietary standards for the organization’s Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program. The announcement, which provides a complimentary download of the PCMH Certification standards, is part of an effort to help primary care practices nationwide implement best practices for providing value-based, quality medical services. URAC’s unique […]

National Quality Forum Selects URAC to Participate in National Quality Partners Leadership Consortium

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Washington, DC, – URAC’s Vice President for Quality, Research, and Measurement, Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN, has been selected to represent URAC on the National Quality Partners (NQP) Leadership Consortium in 2017. The Consortium consists of approximately 30 National Quality Forum (NQF) member organizations recognized as influencers and champions in health and healthcare quality. The […]

URAC Urges CMS to Adopt Sustainable Virtual Group Program

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

In a public comment submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), URAC suggested any plan for “virtual groups” comprised of small and solo physician practices encourage collaboration and create relationships that may “evolve into a commercially sustainable venture capable of delivering quality care regardless of payer.” URAC, a nonprofit, independent healthcare accreditation […]

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