New Goals Require Innovative Ways to Accomplish Our Work

By Robin Adams on 5/2/18 9:57 AM

At the All Staff Meeting on April 26, Kyl summarized the highlights of the April Board meeting and communicated URAC’s revised 2018 Corporate Goals. The organization has experienced double digit operating margins since 2013 -  a tremendous result! Despite the favorable outcome, we continued to miss the new business growth target. To reverse this trend, URAC’s Board elected to modify the 2018 Corporate Goals to create additional focus:

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Some Good News Out of Government

By Aaron Turner-Phifer, Vice President, Government Relations and Policy on 5/2/18 9:57 AM

Our moms always told us if we spent too much time watching TV it would fry our brain. If you’ve spent any time watching the political news the past few months you’d probably agree.  

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Community Pharmacy v2.0: What Drives This Market?

By Donna Merrick on 5/2/18 9:57 AM

URAC revised its Community Pharmacy Accreditation program by collaborating with CVS, which achieved accreditation under an earlier version of the program. The resulting version 2.0 better aligns with current market needs and provides a glidepath to other programs: Specialty Pharmacy and Mail Service Pharmacy.

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New Sales Approach: No Longer the Status Quo

By Che Parker on 5/2/18 9:56 AM

As mentioned in the All-Staff meeting on April 26, the Sales team is undergoing a fundamental change in the way we conduct business. Spearheaded by our new Sales Director Kurt Acker, there will be three primary areas of focus:

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Healthcare Quality:  What’s Measurement Got to Do with It?

By Marybeth Farquhar on 5/2/18 9:56 AM

The quality of healthcare provided in this country is not optimal. We know this either through personal circumstance or through evidence-based reports, such as the National Healthcare Quality Report published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Reports like these highlight the need for improvement of the quality of care in the United States. But how do we improve?

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Call Tower (Our Phone System) Update

By Steve Krehbiel on 5/2/18 9:55 AM

Nearly a year old, the IT department is reviewing our phone system, CallTower. 

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Spotlight Q&A with Troy Reese

By URAC Staff on 5/2/18 9:54 AM

The Monthly Review spotlights a different URACer each month in a Q&A. This month it's Troy Reese, Pharm.D., who has been with URAC as a pharmacy reviewer for almost two years.

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April Accreditation Numbers


New: 27
Reaccreditation: 11
Conditional: 4
Provisional: 2

 

May Birthdays


Sandra Sacco: 5/2
Matthew Marshall: 5/7
Peggy Reed: 5/10
Judy Kerr: 5/21
Michala Rollé: 5/24
Robin Adams: 5/29

 

May Anniversaries


Tanya Bennett: 6 years
Steven Krehbiel: 6 years
Bryan McGann: 5 years
Derrick Wilder: 3 years
Mosha Bear Prigal: 1 year