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URAC Invites Public Comments for New Genetics Precision Medicine Accreditation Program

By URAC on Aug 15, 2017 5:14:28 PM

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.

Topics: Press Release
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URAC’s Industry Insight Report Explores How 5 Healthcare Organizations Navigated the Complexities of Becoming Clinically Integrated Networks

By URAC on Aug 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Discover how five different healthcare organizations navigated the complexities of becoming clinically integrated networks (CINs) to achieve success in the new value-based healthcare economy, in our Industry Insight Report “Clinically Integrated Networks: A Framework for Clinical and Financial Success.

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URAC Invites Public Comments for Performance Measures

By URAC on Jul 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC – July 18, 2017 – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC opens for public comment proposed performance measures for these accreditation programs: Health Plan, Pharmacy Quality Management, and Telehealth.

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Apply Patient Outcomes Measures to Telehealth Programs, Avoid Unnecessary Measure Development, URAC Advises

By URAC on Jul 3, 2017 11:26:49 AM

In comments submitted on June 30, 2017 to the National Quality Forum’s draft framework for telehealth measures, URAC expresses its support of the NQF telehealth committee’s report and provides recommendations.

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Telepsychiatry is a Game Changer for Improving Care Access

By URAC on Jun 29, 2017 4:32:44 PM

Residents of more than half of the counties in the U.S. have no access to mental health professionals, making telepsychiatry an absolute game changer for improving access and closing disparity gaps.

Topics: Telehealth
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URAC Director of Government Relations Discusses Proposed Senate Healthcare Bill with NBC4 News

By URAC on Jun 28, 2017 11:48:07 AM

WASHINGTON, DC – June 27, 2017 – URAC Director of Government Relations Aaron Turner-Phifer discussed key points of the healthcare reform legislation now under consideration in the Senate during a 20-minute appearance on News 4 Your Sunday, which aired June 25 on the Washington, D.C.-based NBC4. Viewers can watch the entire 20-minute interview below.

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[Infographic] Specialty Pharmacy Growth Trend: Hospital Systems

By URAC on Jun 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The U.S. specialty pharmacy industry is growing. Much of that growth can be attributed to healthcare provider-owned pharmacies. This infographic provides a snapshot of some key statistics on the specialty pharmacy industry trend in hospital systems.

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Case Management Roles Will Expand and Grow in the Changing Healthcare Environment, URAC Experts Say

By URAC on Jun 23, 2017 5:00:20 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – June 23, 2017 – How will the role of case managers change as the aging population brings greater demand for post-acute care? How will case management help drive transformative change in healthcare delivery? What progress has been made in identifying quality standards and strategies to support the transformation of case management?

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