LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carewise Health announced today that it has earned re-accreditation for five of its programs from URAC, a Washington, DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. The five programs to receive URAC re-accreditation are: Case Management, Disease Management, Health Utilization Management, Comprehensive Wellness, and Health Call Center.
"Carewise Health is proud to receive re-accreditation from URAC for these programs," said Rishabh Mehrotra, president and CEO of Carewise Health. "It takes the hard work and commitment of many team members who are passionate about delivering high-quality health management services to our clients and their employees to make this happen."
Carewise Health specializes in employee health solutions. It helps organizations improve the personal health of employees and control healthcare costs through a full suite of health and wellness programs.
"By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Carewise Health has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. "Quality healthcare 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."
URAC offers the largest array of accreditation programs in the United States assessing health plan operations, including but not limited to, network operations, healthcare practitioner credentialing systems, and medical management functions such as utilization management, case management, disease management, and health call center services.
In addition to the five programs listed above, Carewise Health is URAC-accredited in HIPAA Privacy, Consumer Education and Support, Workers' Compensation Utilization Management and Health Website.
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC strives to ensure that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful quality measures standards for the entire healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.
About Carewise Health
Carewise Health helps organizations improve the personal health of employees and control healthcare costs. Our industry-leading health and wellness programs help members build the skills they need to achieve and sustain optimum health. Carewise Health has a total of nine URAC accreditations including: case management, disease management, utilization management, workers' compensation utilization management, health call center (nurse line), consumer education and support, HIPAA privacy, health website and comprehensive wellness. Visit www.carewisehealth.com for more information.
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