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URAC Launches New eLearning Courses for Health Care Management Accreditation

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

New educational tools make training easy and affordable for managed care organizations Washington, D.C. – July 28, 2009 – Accredited companies possess a distinct advantage in their ability to show employers and purchasers that their on-going business practices include beneficial services and a strong clinical focus. To help health care management companies achieve accreditation, URAC , […]

URAC Seeks Public Input on New Uniform External Review Standards for Health Plan and Health Utilization Management Organizations

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Public Comment Period Open for New Standards Aligned with NAIC Model Act Washington, D.C.– July 16, 2009 – URAC , a leading health care accreditation and education organization, today requested public input on a proposed new, optional set of standards for its Health Plan and Health Utilization Management accreditation programs. These new “Uniform External Review” standards […]

URAC Offers Multimedia Tools For Education and Training

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Washington, D.C. – June 22, 2009 – URAC , a leading health care accreditation and education organization, knows that everyone learns differently, and budgets and travel schedules can limit health care professionals’ opportunities to gain additional training. In response to these challenges, URAC has expanded its comprehensive education program to include a range of formats from […]

Public Comment Period Open for HIPAA Privacy and Security Standards

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Washington, D.C. – June 18, 2009 – As part of its commitment to a comprehensive review of its standards, URAC , a leading health care accreditation and education organization, today called for public comment on revisions to its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security standards . URAC welcomes purchasers, policy makers, consumers, health care providers, health care management organizations, health plans, electronic […]

URAC Stresses Importance of Standards for Wellness Programs and Health Plan at AHIP Institute 2009

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Washington, D.C.– June 17, 2009 – Clear standards are essential to ensure the quality of wellness programs, health plans and health networks, according to URAC , the leading health care accreditation and education organization. URAC Director of Accreditation Valerie Nosek, RN, MPA, CPHQ, discussed accreditation standards for health plans and health networks and wellness programs at the recent America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2009 . “URAC accreditation provides […]

URAC and CARF International Announce New Survey Tool for Health Care Case Management Studies

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Washington, D.C. – June 16, 2009 – URAC , the leading health care accreditation and education organization, and CARF International , a premier, global, independent accreditor of health and human services, today announced a new tool for case management professionals. The uSPEQ®/URAC Participant Experience Survey for Case Management (uSPEQ-CM) will help evaluate and improve the quality of health care programs and services offered to […]

Linda Armstrong Kelly and Dr. Robert Galvin Keynote URAC 10th Annual Quality Summit

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Mother of Cycling Champion and General Electric Chief Medical Officer Join Health Care Leaders to Address Consumer Health Value Washington, D.C. – May 19, 2009 – URAC , the leading health care accreditation and education organization, has announced Linda Armstrong Kelly , author, advocate and mother of cycling champion Lance Armstrong , and Robert Galvin, MD, Executive Director of Health Services […]

Case in Point Magazine Names URAC Senior Vice President Leader in Health Care Accreditation

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Christine Leyden Honored For Dedication to Health Care Management Washington, D.C.– May 5, 2009 – URAC, the leading health care accreditation and education organization, announced today that Christine G. Leyden, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Client Services and Chief Accreditation Officer for URAC has been recognized as a leader in health care accreditation by […]

URAC Launches New Health Care Stars! Awards Program

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Accepting Nominations for Heroes in Health Care on May 1, 2009 Washington, D.C.– April 30, 2009 – URAC, the leading health care accreditation and education organization, announced its first-ever Health Care Stars! awards program. The awards are designed to recognize health care heroes who made a positive impact in the lives of the consumers they […]

Health Care Industry Leaders Agree, Electronic Health Records Are Coming, Says URAC

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

HIMSS Conference Raises Questions About Consumer Security, Privacy Washington, D.C.– April 28, 2009 – URAC , the leading health care accreditation and education organization, announced today the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference raised important questions about consumer privacy and security around electronic health records (EHR). “There is no doubt that electronic health records are coming. The question is whether or […]

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