URAC's New Website Launches This Week

By Allison King on 2/13/18 1:14 PM

You're looking at the new home page hero image for the URAC website. After some finishing touches and a sneak peek for the Board of Directors on February 15, URAC's new website will go live. The completely re-imagined website is designed with the concept of content marketing in mind -- providing valuable, relevant and consistent content that attracts and engages audiences, drives customer action and generates leads for sales.

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Core Delegation Requirements Streamlined

By Deborah Smith on 2/13/18 1:13 PM

A group of URAC leaders and managers have spent several months reviewing URAC’s approach to delegation. Members of the Review Team and Account Management Staff provided valuable insight enabling capture of strengths and weaknesses in the standards and our validation methods.

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Technology Team Begins Windows Rollout and Computer Upgrades:  What to Expect

By Maggie Cornett on 2/13/18 1:13 PM

Throughout the first quarter of 2018, the Technology Department will be upgrading all URAC laptops to the Windows 10 operating system.  During this same period some URAC staff will receive new laptops, replacing older devices.  The rollout schedule is:

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Is Medicare at Risk of Falling Behind Nationally Accepted Principles of Pharmacy Management?

By Aaron Turner-Phifer, Vice President of Government Relations and Policy on 2/13/18 1:13 PM

On January 12, URAC submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule for Medicare Advantage. As part of the proposed rule, CMS requests feedback regarding the role that accreditation, namely accreditation of specialty pharmacies, plays in Part D. CMS noted anecdotal concerns that have been reported regarding the potential limiting nature of Part D contracts that require pharmacies to maintain Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation.

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Spotlight Q&A with Nicholas Peters

By URAC Staff on 2/13/18 1:12 PM

Each month, The Monthly Review spotlights a different URACer in this Q&A. This month, the spotlight is on First Impression Specialist Nicholas Peters, who just started at URAC on February 5.

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CM v6.0 Rolls Out with Core v4.0 in January: Update on Key Dates

By Donna Merrick on 1/10/18 2:01 PM

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Congress Repeals the Individual Mandate: What That Means for URAC and the Future of the ACA

By Aaron Turner-Phifer, Vice President of Government Relations and Policy on 1/10/18 2:00 PM

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December Accreditation Numbers

New: 21
Reaccreditation: 17
Conditional: 7
Provisional: 1

 

January Birthdays 


Evan Oseni - 1/1
Houeida Saad - 1/17 
Carolyn Smith - 1/12 

 

January Anniversaries


Bonome, Heather P. 3 Yrs
Coligan, Kayla  2 Yrs  
Greene, John A.  2 Yrs
Richards, Jennifer M.   1 Yrs