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URAC Announces Accreditation Standards for Comprehensive Wellness Programs

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Program evaluation and performance measures part of URAC’s Comprehensive Wellness Accreditation standards Washington, D.C. Nov. 19, 2008 – URAC announced today that its Board of Directors has approved standards and measures for its Comprehensive Wellness Accreditation program.  These innovative standards reinforce and support the commitment that employers and wellness organizations have to ensuring the health […]

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

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Award-winning programs will be featured in an educational setting at URAC’s Best Practices Conference & Exhibit, April 1-2, 2009 Washington, D.C. Nov. 10, 2008 – Today URAC announced that a distinguished panel of judges has selected 23 finalists in its Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards competition. The competition drew entries […]

Importance of URAC’s HIPAA Privacy and Security Standards to Protect Personal Health Information is Focus of New Issue Brief

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Washington, D.C. Nov. 3, 2008 – Today URAC released a new issue brief to illuminate changes to its Privacy and Security accreditation standards. The brief, “Cashing in on Personal Health Information: The Importance of URAC HIPAA Standards to Protect Consumer Privacy,” features the expert voice of HIPAA expert Bill Braithwaite, MD, Ph.D., FACMI. Bob Poston […]

URAC Rolls Out Revised Standards to Protect Personal Health Information and Boost Consumer Privacy on the Web

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Washington, D.C. Oct. 30, 2008 – Today URAC announced the rollout of significant revisions to its health information technology standards. The changes affect Health Web Site accreditation and URAC’s HIPAA Privacy and Security Standards. URAC, an independent, non-profit accreditation organization, revised the HIPAA Privacy and Security standards to emphasize the need for annual workforce training. […]

Four Companies are First to Achieve Accreditation Under Two New URAC Pharmacy Quality Management® Programs

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Washington, D.C. Oct. 28, 2008 – URAC announced that four companies have achieved accreditation for the new specialty and mail programs under its Pharmacy Quality Management® initiative. URAC offers the only third-party, voluntary accreditation program of this scope for the pharmacy benefit management and prescription services industries. All standards within this suite of programs were […]

URAC Introduces New Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation for Workers

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Washington, D.C. Oct. 28, 2008 – URAC’s Board of Directors has approved quality standards for a new accreditation program for Workers’ Compensation and Property and Casualty Pharmacy Benefit Management.  The program is the latest addition to URAC’s Pharmacy Quality Management® suite of products. All standards within this suite of programs were developed by URAC’s Pharmacy […]

Internet Entrepreneur Will Give Keynote Address at URAC’s 9th Annual Quality Summit

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

New URAC issue brief features keynote speaker Jeff Taylor, founder and former CEO of Monster.com and Eons.com Washington, D.C. Sept. 09, 2008 – Entrepreneurial success takes inspiration, hard work and quite a bit of luck—just ask Jeff Taylor, the visionary founder and former CEO of Monster.com and Eons.com.  Taylor will be a keynote speaker at […]

Public Comments Requested for URAC’s Revised Case Management Accreditation Standards and Measures

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Draft Version 4.0 includes input from 40-member Case Management Focus Group Washington, D.C. Sept. 2, 2008 – URAC, one of the nation’s leading independent accrediting organizations, called for public comment today on revisions to its draft Case Management accreditation standards and proposed measures. URAC is seeking input from any interested parties, including purchasers, policy makers, […]

URAC Calls for Public Comment on Revisions to its Draft Provider Performance Measurement and Reporting Standards

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

New accreditation program will allow companies to demonstrate compliance with the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project’s Patient Charter for Physician Performance Washington, D.C. Aug. 26, 2008 — Today URAC called for public comment on revisions to its draft Provider Performance Measurement and Reporting Standards. This is the second round of public comment and features significant revisions by […]

URAC Releases Revised Standards for Nine Health Care Management Accreditation Programs

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Changes include new health literacy standard across all health care management programs Washington, D.C. Aug. 13, 2008 – URAC’s Board of Directors has approved comprehensive revisions to nine of the organization’s health care management accreditation programs. The changes include additions to URAC’s Core Standards that address the need for greater consumer empowerment and health care […]

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