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URAC Accreditation Standards Aligned With “Framework for Assessing Financial Benefits of Wellness Programs” Peer-reviewed Article

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

New Findings Presented at 10th Annual Quality Summit Washington, D.C., November 12, 2009 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, today announced that the value of its Comprehensive Wellness Accreditation standards is referenced in “Framework for Assessing the Financial Benefit of Wellness Program”, an article by Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH, a […]

URAC’s New Uniform External Review Accreditation Demonstrates Health Plan Compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Model Act

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Program Guides Health Plans, Consumers, and Providers Through New State Requirements for Mandatory External Review Washington, D.C., November 10, 2009 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, today announced its new Uniform External Review (UER) Accreditation Program. The program is designed to help utilization management organizations, third-party administrators, and other health […]

URAC’s eLearning Programs and Webinars Enhance Health Care Education and Reduce Costs

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Expanded Topics Include Health Plans, Disease Management and Provider Credentialing Washington, D.C. – October 8, 2009 – In today’s rapidly changing health care industry, it can be difficult for professionals to keep up-to-date with important changes in the standards of accreditation. Training becomes even more challenging when budgets and resources are stretched thin. URAC , the […]

URAC Honors First Health Care Stars! at 10th Annual Quality Summit

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Health Care Professionals Recognized for Dedication to Consumer Empowerment and Protection Washington, D.C. and Tucson, Ariz. – October 7, 2009 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, today recognized Dr. Robert Nease, Karen Maslanik, and Julia Rieve as the first recipients of the Health Care Stars! in Health Care Consumer Empowerment […]

URAC Introduces New Performance Measures and Reporting Standards for Pharmacy Benefit Management and Drug Therapy Management Accreditation

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

 Washington, D.C. and Tucson, AZ – October 1, 2009 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, will introduce new performance measures and reporting standards to its Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) and Drug Therapy Management (DTM) Accreditation programs at a workshop focused on the latest revisions and updates to the standards. The […]

URAC Launches “Highlights In Health” Podcast Series

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

First Podcast Features CVS Caremark Drug Therapy Management Program Washington, D.C. – September 29, 2009 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, announced today the launch of its new podcast series, “ Highlights in Health ”. This series of podcasts will bring to listeners stories about what’s going right in our health care system. […]

URAC Open Public Comment Period for New Independent Review Organization Standards

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Changes Reflect Provisions in NAIC Model Act Washington, D.C. – September 22, 2009 – URAC , a leading health care accreditation and education organization, announced today that the public comment period is now open for proposed changes to its Independent Review Organization (IRO) Standards, Version 4.1. Purchasers, policy makers, consumers, health care management organizations, IROs, and […]

Patient Privacy Can Be Maintained in a New Era of Health Information Technology

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Southern California Health Care Summit and URAC Will Address Privacy Requirements as Health Care Professionals Move Towards Electronic Medical Records Riverside, CA and Washington, DC – (September 8, 2009) – The advancement of health information technology has great promise for improving efficiencies and quality. The key issue at hand is assuring patient privacy with greater […]

Policymakers Discuss Health Care Reform at URAC Quality Summit

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Politics and Possibilities of Health Care Reform To Be Addressed Washington, D.C. – August 31, 2009 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, today announced that several key policy makers and insurance leaders will lead a discussion, titled “Federal and State Health Policy Initiatives: Impact on the Nation’s Health Care Landscape”, […]

URAC Supports Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and Affordability

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

URAC Joins Key Health Care Reform Leadership Group To Focus Discussion on Patients and Quality Washington, D.C. – August 20, 2009 – URAC , the nation’s leading healthcare accreditation and education organization, announced today that it has joined the more than 180 organizations in supporting Stand for Quality. Stand for Quality is made up of organizations […]

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