KePRO(TM) Receives URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation

Second accreditation demonstrates organizations' commitment to quality

Jun 22, 2010, 15:21 ET from KePRO

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc. (KePRO™) announced today that the company's Harrisburg, PA headquarters and offices in Baltimore, MD; Cleveland, OH; and Richmond, VA were awarded Health Utilization Management Accreditation from URAC. KePRO provides quality improvement and care management services to public and commercial clients. The company is also URAC accredited in Case Management.

"Having multiple accreditations from URAC reinforces KePRO's commitment to providing high quality medical management services in the public and commercial marketplaces," said Joseph A. Dougher, CEO. "Utilization management controls costs by ensuring only medically necessary care is provided in the most appropriate setting. It also allows for identification of members who would benefit from care management programs."

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 applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, KePRO has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. "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."

About KePRO

KePRO™ is a care management and quality improvement organization servicing commercial and public clients. Since 1985, the company has touched the lives of over 18 million members.  KePRO is successful because it stays abreast of industry trends and evidence-based guidelines to design products that address the biggest health care cost drivers, and interventions that fit the busy lifestyles of the members it serves.  In 2009, KePRO reviewed over 1.1 million cases, delivering a 9:1 return on investment for its clients.

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KePRO also has offices in Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. For more information, visit To view KePRO's URAC accreditations, visit