IPRO Executive Named to Healthcare Accreditation Board

Jun 14, 2011, 09:30 ET from IPRO

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.,  June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IPRO Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Harry M. Feder, MPA, has been named to the Board of Directors of URAC, the nationally recognized healthcare accreditation organization.  A senior executive with one of the nation's largest not-for-profit healthcare improvement and evaluation organizations, Feder has a wealth of experience in healthcare operations, including managing a number of leading-edge cost containment and payment integrity programs.

"We're delighted to welcome Harry to our Board of Directors," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO.  "We know we will benefit from his experience and his counsel."

Founded 20 years ago, URAC is one of the nation's leading healthcare accreditation and education organizations, now offering more than 25 accreditation and certification programs. URAC's programs are recognized by 46 states and the District of Columbia as well as five federal agencies.  A non-profit, URAC accredits a wide-range of providers including health plans, case managers, disease management programs and independent review organizations.

URAC's broad-based governance structure and inclusive standards development process ensure that all stakeholders are represented in its management and operations.  "URAC's governance is critical to its success," said Feder.  "All parties need to be assured representation but no single constituency dominates the organization."

Formerly President of the National Association of Independent Review Organizations (2005-2007), Feder is a columnist with the Journal of Health Care Compliance.

Based in Lake Success, NY, IPRO provides healthcare assessment and improvement services that foster more efficient use of resources and enhance healthcare quality to achieve better patient outcomes.  IPRO holds contracts with federal, state and local government agencies, as well as private-sector clients, in more than 30 states and the District of Columbia. IPRO has a staff of almost 500 health care professionals, with regional offices in Albany, NY and Raleigh, NC.

Feder will be representing quality improvement organizations on the URAC board.

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