URAC White Paper Highlights the Changing Role of Specialty Pharmacy and Its Impact on Patient Outcomes

By URAC Staff on Apr 19, 2017 11:00:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC – April 19, 2017 –Independent accreditor URAC today released a new Industry Insight Report for specialty pharmacy providers entitled “Competing in the Specialty Pharmacy Market: Key Competencies for Performance in Value-Based Healthcare.” The report examines why specialty pharmacies need to incorporate a sixth right -- the right result -- to the traditional “five rights” of medication administration, to be successful in the value-based healthcare model. The patient-centric care model, when employed by specialty pharmacies, means working with individual patients and their providers to achieve the drug’s intended therapeutic result and prevent a costly hospital stay.

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URAC Report Finds ‘Value Movement is Non-Partisan,’ Will Continue Across Healthcare Spectrum

By URAC Staff on Apr 6, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Washington, DC -- In a series of articles with nationally recognized health industry leaders, URAC finds that value-based, coordinated care will continue to be the goal for physicians, pharmacists, case managers and others. URAC, the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education and measurement, compiled comments from industry leaders over several weeks. The articles appear on the URAC blog.

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URAC Releases Standards for Patient Centered Medical Home Certification

By URAC Staff on Feb 22, 2017 11:03:53 AM

Announcement provides proprietary information to accelerate healthcare transformation

Washington, DC -- Independent accreditor URAC today made public its proprietary standards for the organization’s Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program. The announcement, which provides a complimentary download of the PCMH Certification standards, is part of an effort to help primary care practices nationwide implement best practices for providing value-based, quality medical services.

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URAC’s New ‘Industry Insight Report’ Examines Challenges, Opportunities in Telehealth

By URAC Staff on Jan 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Washington, DC -- Independent accreditor URAC today published its latest industry insight report addressing the present and future of the telehealth industry. The report, Disrupting Healthcare: Risks and Rewards of Telehealth, examines the major factors driving the growth of telehealth in the U.S. healthcare sector, including financial incentives, changing medical philosophies and a growing need to serve patient populations who lack access to care.

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National Quality Forum Selects URAC to Participate in National Quality Partners Leadership Consortium

By URAC Staff on Jan 24, 2017 4:46:26 PM

Washington, DC, – URAC’s Vice President for Quality, Research, and Measurement, Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN, has been selected to represent URAC on the National Quality Partners (NQP) Leadership Consortium in 2017.

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