URAC’s New Industry Insight Report Reveals Proven Strategies from Healthcare Organizations to Improve Transitions of Care

By URAC Staff on Jan 8, 2018 1:26:09 PM

While there’s no single magic bullet to improve care transitions, healthcare providers and health plans have succeeded in addressing some primary causes of avoidable complications and readmissions to help patients move safely to the next care setting.

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[Video] How URAC Accreditation Helps Clinically Integrated Networks Avoid Compliance Pitfalls, Reduce Costs and Improve Patient Care

By URAC Staff on Jan 4, 2018 3:27:03 PM

This 72-second animated video explains how URAC’s Clinical Integration Accreditation program helps networks ensure they are in compliance with antitrust laws, demonstrates to health plans that they’re on track to achieve quality goals, and shows regulators that policies and procedures meet national standards.

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URAC/Telemedicine Magazine Survey Finds Increased Usage of Telehealth Tools, Tactics

By URAC Staff on Dec 28, 2017 4:31:11 PM

Topics: Telehealth
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Avizia Becomes Nation’s First Telehealth Provider to Earn URAC’s Telehealth Accreditation

By URAC Staff on Dec 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

For Avizia Chief Executive Officer Mike Baird, becoming the first telehealth provider to achieve URAC telehealth accreditation is about more than demonstrating his organization’s commitment to delivering the highest level of quality. It’s also about promoting the entire concept of telehealth in the minds of patients and providers.

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Healthcare Industry Champions Adoption of Effective Performance Metrics

By URAC Staff on Nov 21, 2017 5:32:49 PM


The healthcare community is strongly supportive of performance measures to further improve care quality, but remains wary because they want to be tracked in a “fair and transparent way by measures that provide useful information for consumers and for quality improvement,” Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN, and URAC’s vice president of quality, research, & measurement, told attendees of a recent webinar, “The Politics of Performance Measurement.”

Topics: Measures
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Accreditation Boosts Special Pharmacy Quality, Network Outreach

By URAC Staff on Nov 11, 2017 3:57:09 PM


Specialty pharmacies can enhance patient care, serve more customers, and expand the provider network if they pursue accreditation with an across the board commitment and a clear understanding of goals, says Heather Bonome, URAC director of pharmacy.

“Think of it as a way to organize and demonstrate your commitment to quality,” she says in a new podcast, “Pharmacy Accreditation: A URAC Perspective”, hosted by Christopher W. Kennedy, MSM, chief operating officer, Heritage Biologics, Inc.

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VA’s Galpin Stresses Importance of Accreditation to Ensure Telehealth Quality

By URAC Staff on Nov 8, 2017 2:47:50 PM

America’s military veterans deserve the very best medical services we can provide – and accreditation should play a key role in ensuring they receive the highest possible standard of healthcare, says Dr. Kevin Galpin, executive director, Telehealth Services Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Topics: Telehealth
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CINs Discover Accreditation Benefits Before, During and After the Process

By URAC Staff on Oct 30, 2017 4:16:16 PM


The benefits of URAC Clinical Integration accreditation are crystal clear to Ginger Hines, the new senior director of operations at the Seattle Children’s Care Network (SCCN).

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