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URAC Leader Salutes Health Care Heroes in National Healthcare Quality Week Statement

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green commented on the observance of National Healthcare Quality Week October 18-24, 2015: We salute the men and women who have committed themselves to the ongoing improvement of the delivery of medical care across the United States. While National Healthcare Quality Week lasts just seven days, URAC recognizes the job […]

Call for Nominations Announced for URAC Measures Advisory Group

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

URAC, the leader in independent health care accreditation, has begun a nomination period for candidates to its Measures Advisory Group (MAG) that will remain open until November 15, 2015. Accreditation work done by URAC is overseen by several advisory committees, including the MAG. The purpose of the MAG is to advise URAC on which performance […]

The Five Elements of Success for Health Care Providers

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Some people think timing is everything. URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green believes that, while time and place are not everything, they are the most important part among five “elements of success” common to prosperous healthcare providers. Green highlighted these elements to hundreds of industry leaders in attendance at the recent Leavitt Partners Healthcare Value Summit held in Salt Lake City. During […]

URAC Names Houeida Saad as General Counsel

Friday, September 4th, 2015

URAC – a leader in the promotion of health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement – named Houeida Saad as its new general counsel. Among her many duties, Saad will be responsible for URAC’s activities in contracting, regulatory compliance, and risk assessment. “After a nationwide search we are excited to have found Houeida Saad,” […]

URAC to Open Public Comment Period for Proposed Telehealth Accreditation Product

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

URAC is opening a public comment period for its proposed telehealth accreditation standards. URAC’s telehealth standards address the practice of medicine and other health professions, sharing of healthcare information for consumer education, and care coordination through telecommunications. The field of telehealth includes emerging aspects of care that range from things such as long-distance consultations, monitoring, […]

URAC Invites Public Comment on Update to Core Accreditation Standards

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

URAC is opening a public comment period for the update of its Core accreditation standards. The public comment period for URAC’s updated Core accreditation standards opens on August 27, 2015. Comments will be accepted through September 28, 2015. Core standards address many of the fundamental practices that affect the quality of a healthcare organization’s operations. […]

URAC Asks HHS to Ensure Accreditation Options for Managed Care Plans Under Medicaid

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Last month, URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green wrote to Obama Administration Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell  to comment on a proposed rule regarding the roles of states in dealing with the accreditation of managed care plans under Medicaid. Green, in her letter to Secretary Burwell, commented on a proposed rule that was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2015. Green noted […]

Clinical Integration: Potential Tool to Stem Expected Health Care Spending Increases

Friday, July 31st, 2015

A new report issued by the actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates that healthcare spending will rise at an average rate of 5.8 percent over the next decade. This, they report, is due to a better economy, more people covered by insurance and an increasing number of Americans hitting their golden […]

URAC Invites Public Comment on Quality Measures for Pharmacy Accreditation Products

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

URAC, a recognized leader in the promotion of healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and quality measurement, has opened public comment on measurement standards for its pharmacy accreditation products. URAC’s pharmacy measures were developed in consultation with an independent advisory committee of industry experts. The measures address 13 topics that include turnaround time for prescriptions, generic […]

URAC Releases New Specialty Pharmacy and Mail Service Pharmacy Accreditation Standards and Measures

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Washington, DC, June 2, 2015 ― URAC, a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, announces the release of new Specialty Pharmacy and Mail Service Pharmacy accreditation standards and measures. The Patient Management and Pharmacy Operations focus areas were both updated to reflect growing and important trends in healthcare quality. The Patient Management focus area […]

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