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Industry Healthcare
Founded 1990
Headquarters Washington, DC, United States
Key people
Kylanne Green, President and CEO
Products Accreditation, Education and Measurement Services
Number of employees
over 60
Website http://www.urac.org

URAC, formerly known as the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission, is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote healthcare quality by accrediting healthcare organizations.

The group's accreditation process consists of a review of policies and procedures and an onsite visit to the applicant organization to determine that it is, in fact, operating according to its stated policies. If an applicant organizations passes their review, an accreditation is awarded with a valid period of two to three years after which the organization must go through the review process again to maintain its accredited status.

URAC accredits health care organizations including health plans (HMOs, PPOs, etc.), health care management organizations (disease management, case management, patient-centered health care homes, health call centers, Independent review organizations, etc.), and health websites.

Educational programs include workshops, conferences, webinars and audio conferences for individuals and companies in the health care industry, covering best practices in URAC accreditation, and news on issues in health care from industry professionals and URAC staff.


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