ActiveHealth Management Awarded Platinum Honors for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Engagement and Protection from URAC

Award recognizes ActiveHealth Management as an industry best practice in member engagement

ActiveHealth Management Awarded Platinum Honors for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Engagement and Protection from URAC

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(ActiveHealth®) was awarded Platinum Honors for Health Care Consumer Engagement and Protection by , a leading health care accreditation organization. The honor was announced during the 2013 Best Practices Awards Gala as part of URAC’s Annual Quality Summit. This award recognizes the achievements of organizations that are effectively advancing the role of consumers as active participants in health care through consumer engagement best practices.

ActiveHealth was honored for its best practices in member engagement, which are aided by robust technology, advanced analytics and clinical decision support tools. The organization actively engages members in care management programs to help improve clinical results and health outcomes. ActiveHealth provides members with access to resources and information they can use to play an active role in their health care decision-making.

“As an organization, we are passionate about improving the quality of care, reducing costs and transforming lives, and we understand that consumers play an important role in achieving these goals. The need for innovative strategies to engage health care consumers continues to grow, and we are honored to be recognized for our best practices in this area,” said Richard Noffsinger, CEO and president of ActiveHealth.

“This year's Best Practices Awards winners are recognized for their leadership in driving innovation for the health care industry,” said Kylanne Green, president and CEO of URAC. “These companies have made a difference in the lives of consumers by implementing leading programs with results that matter.”

Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of prestigious, independent judges including recognized experts in program evaluation, care coordination, health information technology, employer and purchaser decision-making and patient safety. Entries were reviewed and scored by the judges based on objective criteria including whether the program was measurable, if it was reproducible and delivered through a collaborative approach. Organizations were recognized in the categories of care coordination and clinical integration, health plans, and quality measurement and data analytics, with platinum awards given in the categories of Consumer Decision-Making and Consumer Health Improvement.

ActiveHealth Management empowers better health and wellness. ActiveHealth’s integrated population health management solutions are designed to help customers improve health outcomes and lower medical costs. ActiveHealth’s data analytics, evidence-based clinical decision support and targeted health and wellness programs help health plans, employers, state and local governments, and physicians engage at-risk individuals, promote better care coordination and enable sustainable health care models. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in New York City, ActiveHealth is an independent subsidiary of Aetna (NYSE: ). To learn more, visit .

URAC is a national accreditation leader, offering over 30 highly regarded accreditation programs that span the health care spectrum. Our programs are created and updated by independent industry-spanning experts to address the latest market trends and needs, exemplified by our recently launched Clinical Integration and Accountable Care Accreditation Programs. The nation’s leading Case Management Accreditor, URAC recently launched the enhanced Case Management Accreditation program which addresses the increased focus on improving care coordination across the evolving health care landscape. Our Health Plan Accreditation program carries HHS approval to accredit health plans on Exchanges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. URAC’s accreditation programs are formally recognized by six federal agencies, as well as 48 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit .

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