URAC designed the Health Care Management Certification program to offer independent third-party validation of operational elements in organizations within the health care industry or serving health care organizations but not eligible for other URAC recognition programs. Health Care Management standards are derived from URAC’s Core accreditation, which defines the general foundational operating principles in most URAC accreditation programs.
There are broad sectors of services impacting health care consumers for which URAC has not had an accreditation or certification program. These types of organizations are increasingly seeking to demonstrate to stakeholders their commitment to high performance through elective independent validation that they apply quality management principles to their daily operations. Providing this certification program aligns with URAC’s mission to advance the quality of health care.
URAC’s Health Care Management Certification focuses on five areas:
- Health Care Management – Mandatory Requirements
- Risk Management
- Operations and Infrastructure
- Performance Monitoring and Improvement
- Consumer Protection and Empowerment
The certification process stimulates organizations to review and confirm their operational soundness, set priorities, drive organizational improvements, and build strong processes. Achievement of the Health Care Management Certification publicly demonstrates the organization’s commitment to quality.
Download our Health Care Management Certification Standards-at-a-Glance.
Who May Apply?
Your organization must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
- Legal entity incorporated in the United States or its territories in good standing
- Organization operating in the healthcare industry or serving healthcare organizations
- Not eligible for or operating within the functional areas of URAC’s accreditation programs
- Has not previously applied for URAC accreditation