HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CareCentrix, a leader in managing care to the home, today announced that it has been awarded full Health Utilization Management re-accreditation by URAC. URAC is an independent, non-profit health care accreditation organization, dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, education and measurement. URAC's accreditation is nationally-recognized by state and federal regulators to ensure the highest level of quality is delivered to consumers.
"For 20 years, CareCentrix has connected people to the resources they need to help them heal at home, where they most want to be," said CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll. "Being fully accredited by URAC in Health Utilization Management for the third time is a testament to our dedication to creating a home care experience that puts respect and compassion for the patient at the forefront."
The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes, through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards. "By receiving URAC accreditation, CareCentrix has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "Quality health care is crucial to our nation's welfare, and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body."
CareCentrix is a leader in managing care to the home. Headquartered in Hartford, Conn., CareCentrix has approximately 1,600 employees and a nationwide network of nearly 8,000 credentialed provider locations. CareCentrix serves leading health plans across the U.S. with a range of products and services that leverage the home and community-based settings. We help payers and providers close the gaps in care while helping lower costs and improve patient outcomes. We provide optimal access to quality home care for more than 23 million lives by connecting providers with patients and helping them navigate the complex home care system. Our extensive range of services provides support for patients and their families in every step of the healing process, including home health, durable medical equipment (DME), home infusion, sleep management and care management, which helps improve care transitions and reduce readmissions. For more information, please visit www.CareCentrix.com.
For 25 years, URAC has been the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking products that reflect the latest changes in health care and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC's evidence-based measures and standards are developed through inclusive engagement with a broad range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of health care.
URAC is governed as an independent third-party, and it functions as an independent third-party. URAC is organization independent of any particular stakeholder group. The URAC governing board of directors has representatives from all affected constituencies: consumers, providers, employers, regulators, and managed care industry experts.
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