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URAC Director of Pharmacy Programs to Speak at Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

To Provide Overview of Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation Standards Washington, D.C. – April 15, 2009 – URAC , the leading health care accreditation and education organization, announced today that Director of Pharmacy Programs Janice Anderson, RPh, has been selected to speak at the 21st Annual Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Meeting , the largest assembly of pharmacy and health care professionals dedicated solely to […]

URAC to Present at Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) PBM Summit

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Washington, D.C. – March 23, 2009 – URAC, the nation’s first accrediting body for Pharmacy Quality Management, has been selected to speak to top pharmacy benefit managers at the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association’s (PCMA) PBM Summit. Janice Anderson, RPh, URAC’s Director of Pharmacy Programs, will discuss URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy accreditation, the newest offering in the […]

Winners of the 2009 URAC Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards Announced

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Washington, D.C.– April 2, 2009 – URAC, the nation’s first accrediting body for Pharmacy Quality Management, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards. The honorees were announced at the 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards Gala on April 1-2 in Orlando, Florida. The awards are designed to recognize innovative leadership […]

URAC Announces Agenda for 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Conference

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Washington, D.C. February 13, 2009 – URAC announced today the agenda for the 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Conference to be held, April 1-2, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.  In addition to Ian Morrison’s opening keynote address The Future of the Healthcare Marketplace: The Quest for Value for All Americans, and […]

URAC Calls for Public Comment on PBM and DTM Version 2.0 Revisions and New Performance Measures

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Washington, D.C. Feb. 12th, 2009 – Today URAC called for public comment on revisions to its Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Version 2.0, Drug Therapy Management (DTM) Version 2.0, and PHARM Core Version 3.0 Standards. These revisions include proposed data collection measures on pharmacy performance, seen as a next critical step in the evolution of pharmacy […]

PBM Purchasers Guide From URAC and NBCH Will Help Employers and Business Coalitions Evaluate, Manage Pharmacy Benefit Services

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

URAC’s quality standards offer framework for employers Washington, D.C. Jan 29th, 2009 – URAC, a leading health care management accreditation body, and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) today released a comprehensive PBM Purchasers Guide for employers and business coalitions to help them evaluate and manage pharmacy benefit services.  The PBM Purchasers Guide: A […]

URAC Approves Revised Accreditation Standards for Health Plans and Health Networks

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Revisions support consumers with new standards around sharing information Washington, D.C. Dec. 18, 2008 ––URAC announced today that its Board of Directors has approved revisions to the Health Plan and Health Network accreditation standards. The revisions include standards that guide organizations as they protect and empower consumers by sharing more information about the cost and […]

URAC Names First Companies to Achieve National Accreditation Under Comprehensive Wellness Standards and Measures

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Five companies have achieved accreditation; Six additional companies are already in process for accreditation Washington, D.C. December 18, 2008 – Employers and other purchasers of wellness services can begin 2009 with an objective means to differentiate among wellness companies. Today URAC announced the first five companies in the nation to achieve accreditation for its new […]

URAC Announces Revised Case Management Accreditation Standards and Measures

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Washington, D.C. Dec. 17, 2008 – URAC announced today that its Board of Directors has approved revised Case Management accreditation standards. The 4.0 Case Management Accreditation standards include major revisions and new measurement requirements. URAC, one of the nation’s leading independent accrediting organizations, sought input from a 40-member Case Management Focus group and called for […]

Bestselling Author Lee Woodruff, Futurist Ian Morrison to Speak at URAC

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Washington, D.C. Dec. 11, 2008 – Life changed in a heartbeat for successful freelance writer Lee Woodruff when her husband, Bob Woodruff, co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, was wounded while broadcasting from Iraq. Her experience as a caregiver and patient advocate during her husband’s recovery will be the focus of her keynote address at […]

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