Health Net business practices recognized for accountability to nationally recognized standards
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net Federal Services, LLC, part of the Government Contracts segment of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), announced today it has been awarded full accreditation for disease management from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC accreditation establishes and measures key industry standards for health care management and improvement, as well as consumer protection.
“Disease management accreditation in accordance with URAC’s rigorous standards acknowledges our long-standing commitment and dedication to provide disease management programs that help educate and empower those we serve to participate in their health care and to make informed decisions,” said Steve Tough, president of Health Net’s Government and Specialty Services division, which includes Health Net Federal Services, “with accountability to nationally standardized policies, procedures and business practices.”
As the managed care support contractor for the TRICARE North Region, Health Net Federal Services provides health care services to approximately three million uniformed service beneficiaries, including active duty and retired service members, National Guard and Reserve members, family members, survivors and other eligible beneficiaries. The TRICARE North Region includes: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. In addition, the contract covers portions of Tennessee, Missouri and Iowa.
“We applaud Health Net Federal Services on achieving URAC disease management accreditation,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “In today’s health care market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality health care.”
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.
About Health Net
Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net’s behavioral health services subsidiary, Managed Health Network, Inc., provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs to approximately 5.0 million individuals, including Health Net’s own health plan members. Health Net’s subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.
Health Net Federal Services, a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., has a long history of providing cost-effective, quality managed health care programs for government agencies, including the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. As the managed care support contractor for the TRICARE North Region, Health Net provides health care services to approximately 3.0 million uniformed services beneficiaries, active and retired, and their families. In addition, Health Net provides quality, cost-effective health care solutions for veterans, as well as behavioral health services for active duty service members, veterans and their families. Visit Health Net at www.healthnet.com, http://www.hnfs.com and www.facebook.com/healthnetfederalservices.
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