About Government Recognition
A dynamic process that identifies best practices and promotes high-quality performance measures, accreditation is a symbol of excellence in the healthcare industry and provides an alternative avenue for managed-care organizations to show compliance with state and federal requirements. Organizations that earn accreditation from a nationally recognized accrediting entity such as URAC validate their commitment to quality and accountability. These companies voluntarily undergo a rigorous and periodic review that evaluates their operations and services against contemporary standards developed by experts and stakeholders in the healthcare industry.
The value of accreditation is widely recognized by all stakeholders in the healthcare arena, including regulators, consumers, employers, healthcare providers, health insurers, purchasers, and workers’ compensation carriers. These stakeholders and experts actively participate with URAC in developing the high-quality standards and measures that URAC uses to evaluate an organization’s operations and services.
URAC’s accreditation programs are nationally utilized by state and federal regulators to ensure the highest level of quality is delivered to consumers.