MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Health, an insurance company that provides exclusive Care Partner Health Plans for everyday individuals, has received "Health Plan with Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM) 7.3" Accreditation from URAC. URAC is a health care accrediting organization based in Washington, D.C. that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. By achieving this status, Bright Health has demonstrated a commitment to high-quality patient-focused care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.
Bright Health earned fully accredited status in the URAC Health Plan area. According to URAC, accreditation signifies an issuer has undergone and passed a rigorous and independent review of every aspect of its operation, including the quality of care and level of service provided to enrollees.
"Bright Health is proud to offer the next generation of healthcare, which means delivering efficiency, predictability and cost savings to members through high quality Care Partners," said Bob Sheehy, Chief Executive Officer of Bright Health. "Being accredited by URAC is representative of our pledge to helping support patients from childhood through retirement, offering what is among the best and most affordable health insurance options out there. We are committed to upholding URAC's standards of quality at Bright Health."
URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green said, "Bright Health earned a recognition of its health plan with URAC accreditation that is recognized in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It proved compliance with rigorous standards, proving an ability to adhere to the mandates of the Affordable Care Act and compete in insurance marketplaces nationwide." She continued, "Bright Health demonstrates its quality and compliance with standards that align with state and federal expectations for a more value-based delivery of care."
The accreditation is effective from August 1, 2018 to August 1, 2021.
About Bright Health
Bright Health provides affordable health insurance for everyday individuals. Through its exclusive Care Partner Health Plans in local communities, Bright Health is reshaping how people and providers achieve better health together by making healthcare simpler, more affordable and personal. Bright Health currently offers a range of individual, family and Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona, Colorado and Alabama via its website, call center, broker partners and through government websites as well as public health insurance exchanges. Bright Health co-founders include Bob Sheehy, former CEO of UnitedHealthcare; Kyle Rolfing, co-founder and former CEO of Definity Health and RedBrick Health; and Tom Valdivia, MD, MS, former chief health consumer officer of Definity Health. Learn more at www.brighthealthplan.com.
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC is a nonprofit organization using evidence-based measures and developing standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.
SOURCE Bright Health