PHOENIX, Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced that it has been awarded full healthcare network accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry.
"It is our mission to ensure our nation's Veterans have access to the highest standard of quality healthcare providers available through our network," said David J. McIntyre, Jr., President and CEO of TriWest.
As a partner to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), TriWest administers the VA's Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) program and the Veterans Choice Program (VCP). VCP enables Veterans to obtain healthcare from a non-VA provider if they live more than 40 miles from a VA medical facility, or if they have waited longer than 30 days for a medical appointment.
"URAC representatives took great care to examine our business practices and determined that our healthcare network meets their rigorous standard of quality," said David Brooks, Vice President of Provider Services for TriWest. "By achieving this accreditation, the Veterans we serve will have further confirmation that they are receiving the highest level of care."
URAC's Health Network Accreditation standards include key quality benchmarks for:
- Network management
- Provider credentialing
- Utilization management
- Quality management and improvement
- Consumer protection
"We applaud TriWest Healthcare Alliance on achieving URAC FULL accreditation pursuant to Health Network, Version 7.1" said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "In today's healthcare market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality healthcare."
About TriWest Healthcare Alliance
TriWest Healthcare Alliance serves our nation's heroes as the partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs in administering the Patient-Centered Community Care and Veterans Choice Programs. TriWest has been On a Mission to Serve® America's military families and Veterans since 1996 delivering award-winning customer service and providing access to high-quality healthcare. The company's official website is www.triwest.com.
For 25 years, URAC has been the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and measurement. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking products that reflect the latest changes in healthcare 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 healthcare.
SOURCE TriWest Healthcare Alliance