Employer-Based Population Health Accreditation

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URAC’s Employer-Based Population Health Accreditation aims to assist forward-looking employers as they work to develop and manage whole-person wellness programs for their employees.

A focus on total health and wellbeing is crucial for successful population management. Similarly, organizations across the health care spectrum are looking for solutions that extend beyond physical health to address behavioral health and social determinant of health. Using population health strategies to provide the highest quality, most appropriate, and most cost-effective care for patients across the continuum, will improve outcomes and bring both near- and long-term success.

Additionally, employers are specifically concerned about health care costs and they underwrite health care services for their employees and dependents through their benefit plans.

URAC’s Employer-Based Population Health Accreditation allows organizations to demonstrate their commitment to the triple aim: improving experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care.

Who May Apply

This Accreditation program was created to be an opportunity for distinction among employer and/or union sponsored care delivery models that focus on  population health and care coordination for improving  the health of employees/members via their sponsored benefit programs to demonstrate their commitment to quality total health care for employees and their dependents. 
Organizations that provide population health services to employers can benefit from an accreditation in employer-based population health, as it is a symbol of excellence in both outcomes and cost containment for the employee population.

Download the URAC’s Employer-based population health Standards-at-a-Glance

Employers may also be interested in Management-Based Care Designation
Health care providers should pursue Provider-Based Population Health Accreditation

URAC’s Provider-Based Population Health Accreditation recognizes organizations engaged in management of populations as defined by business needs and contractual arrangements.

Program standards address key factors for success in population health:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Population Health Risk Management
  • Quality Management
  • Network Analytics
  • Participating Provider Requirements
  • Patient Centeredness in Clinical Management
  • IT Capability
  • Introduces total health principles
  • Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

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