Hospital Impact: The Case for Earning Clinical Integration Accreditation

By Casey Osborne on Jul 5, 2017 1:17:06 PM

How do you make your best even better? Regardless of the industry or the organization, answering this question is a driving force behind any leadership team’s efforts to continually fulfill its mission, vision and goals.

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

By URAC Staff 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 Staff 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 Staff 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 Staff 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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CMS’ Proposed Rule for MACRA 2018: Six Changes You Need to Know

By Aaron Turner-Phifer, Director of Government Relations on Jun 26, 2017 5:00:55 PM

CMS continues to ease administrative burdens for physicians as the “slow ramp-up” of the Quality Payment Program continues in 2018, according to the agency’s proposed rule for MACRA’s 2018 Quality Payment Program.

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

By URAC Staff 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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URAC Presents Pharmacy Accreditation Standards Two-Day Workshop Following the 2017 NASP Annual Conference

By URAC Staff on Jun 23, 2017 9:00:43 AM

WASHINGTON, DC – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC today announced a two-day workshop on the Pharmacy Core v3.1, Specialty Pharmacy v3.0 and Mail Service Pharmacy v3.0 accreditation standards, being held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park on September 21-22, 2017. The workshop will be conducted immediately following the 2017 National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) Annual Meeting, September 18-20.

Topics: Press Release
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