URAC Invites Public Comments for New Genetics Precision Medicine Accreditation Program

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WASHINGTON, DC – August 15, 2017 – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC today opens for public comment the proposed performance standards for the organization’s new Genetics Precision Medicine Accreditation program.

The public comment period begins Tuesday, August 15, 2017, and ends on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 6 PM Eastern time. Click the link below to find details, draft standard specifications and links for submission of comments:

“URAC is committed to having the broadest possible stakeholder engagement and contribution into the development of its accreditation programs,” says Deborah Smith, Vice President, URAC.  “Like our measurement development process, URAC’s performance standards are developed collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, including providers, payers, purchasers, and niche innovators working through a multistage process. We strive to ensure that our accreditation programs are meaningful to stakeholders across the healthcare continuum, including consumers, purchasers, providers, regulators, and policy makers. The public comment period provides a vehicle for further engagement and offers an insightful and dynamic part of this multi-phase process.”

URAC initiates, regularly reviews, and revises its standards and measures to consistently align with current market needs, government regulations and industry trends. By doing so, URAC demonstrates its commitment to the development of relevant, contemporary standards and performance measures to support greater accountability and to promote consumer safety and engagement.

About URAC

Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs that reflect the latest changes in healthcare and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC’s evidence-based standards and measures are developed through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders who are committed to improving the quality of healthcare. For more information, visit urac.org.

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