Navigation Links
Halleland Health Consulting Establishes URAC Accreditation Program
Date:8/21/2008

Accreditation demonstrates commitment to industry best practices, meets new

state government requirements

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- National health care consulting practice Halleland Health Consulting announces the development of a comprehensive accreditation preparation program for health plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) seeking the level of excellence required by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC).

The URAC assistance program is expected to be an important guide for organizations at a time when states are beginning to mandate accreditation as a prerequisite for PBMs conducting business in their area. In April 2008, Maryland became the first state to recognize URAC's process and include accreditation by an approved organization as a requirement.

First developed in 1990, URAC standards evaluate program components such as core organizational quality, customer service, communications and disclosure, pharmacy distribution channels, drug use management, formulary and drug therapy management and Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee functions.

In 2008, URAC introduced two additional programs under its Pharmacy Quality Management initiative, offering accreditation for Mail Service Pharmacies and Specialty Pharmacies. The additions bring the entire suite of programs to four, supplementing existing accreditations in Pharmacy Benefit Management and Drug Therapy Management. Halleland Health Consulting has helped PBM clients achieve accreditation in all four areas, and has developed its preparation program to apply its proven model to other PBMs and health plans also interested in becoming accredited.

"Our industry feedback is indicating that URAC accreditation is becoming a standard for purchasers and benefit consultants," said Anita Stanford, healthcare consultant with Halleland Health Consulting. "It demonstrates that companies have achieved organizational excellence and validates their commitment to quality and accountability."

About Halleland Health Consulting

Halleland Health Consulting is an established, national consulting practice advising and supporting health care insurers and providers. Together with its parent organization, the law firm of Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson, P.A., it offers an innovative approach to traditional consulting and legal services. The practice combines the skills of health care providers, public health professionals, financing and policy experts and attorneys to fully serve clients in complex areas such as compliance with federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation, project management, risk management and new product development.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Halleland Health Consulting
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Halleland Health Consulting Hires New Director of Lifescience Business Development Peter T. Bianco
2. Halleland Health Consulting Assists PBMs in Achieving URAC Accreditation for Pharmacy Benefit Management
3. Blue Shield of California CEO to Speak at Democratic Convention Host Committees Health Roundtable in Denver
4. NCQA Awards L.A. Care Health Plan Its Highest Accreditation Status of Excellent
5. Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. Susan Blumenthal, to Lead Meridian International Centers Global Health Program
6. [video] Charles Fust, CEO of SinoFresh HealthCare, Inc. Discusses Preliminary Test Results From In Vivo Pilot Study on WallSt.nets 3-Minute Press Show
7. Cytiva's one45 Software Rebrands Healthcare Education Administration Products
8. New Health Knowledge Base and Semantic Search Engine Announced
9. New Health IT Survey for Care Management Services Shows Opportunities for Integration, Standardization and Innovation
10. WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 is On Your Side With Healthy Living For Kids; Free Immunizations for Children on Sunday, August 24 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
11. Commonwealth Medical Group Physicians to Join Aurora Health Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... September 22, 2017 , ... Pullano ... attorney Richard L. Pullano has been selected to serve as President of ... 50th President at the Installation and Award Dinner hosted by the NSBA at the ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... First Choice Emergency Room ... one year anniversary of its Houston-Fallbrook facility. , “We are honored to ... Director of First Choice Emergency Room Houston-Fallbrook. “It has been a pleasure serving ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... ... “Fruit of the Spirit: “Love””: a delightful adventure of two friends who play ... Spirit: “Love”” is the creation of published author, Halimah Jones, who was born and ... an avid writer, her inspiration for “Fruit of the Spirit: “Love”” blossomed from her ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , ... September 22, 2017 , ... ... fertility and create life. Although frozen embryos have a slight statistical advantage for ... “Egg freezing is a wonderful opportunity for women undergoing medical treatment or who ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... 38-Year-Old ... Aesthetic Surgery Center in Naples, Florida is pleased to announce that Plastic Surgeon Kiranjeet ... Top 40 Under 40 is an annual award that was started in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/5/2017)... 5, 2017  Xyntek Inc. has announced another milestone in their continued growth ... to meet the growing demands of customer engagements regionally.  ... Xyntek's new Midwest office is located at 318 West Adams Street, Suite ... Xyntek's ... ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... , Sept. 5, 2017  Just 18 months ... Insight is pleased to announce the appointment of three ... Tammy Wynne , Dominic Jones-Phillips and ... industry. Tammy ... team of market access writers. She has over ten ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... Sept. 1, 2017 Michael Penna , ... , highlights opportunities for growth in his response to ... Marlin Equity is seeking a buyer for eMDs. Penna,s ... 22-year-old healthcare solutions Value Added Reseller and national leader ... "As the healthcare market continues to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: