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New Members Named to URAC's Board of Directors
Date:10/3/2007

URAC broadens multi-stakeholder reach to reflect new focus

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Today URAC announced five new members of the organization's Board of Directors, representing interests from the pharmacy management, insurance and public spheres.

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The 24-member URAC Board of Directors provides oversight and guidance to the independent, nonprofit organization which promotes health care quality through its accreditation and education programs. URAC is well-known for its multi-disciplinary approach to setting accreditation standards.

"These new members represent a range of expertise that will complement the diverse experience of other board members," said Robert L. Crocker, MD, chairman of URAC's Board of Directors and chief medical officer for American Specialty Health. "URAC is bringing new accreditation products to market, such as pharmacy benefit management and drug therapy management, which are designed to protect and empower the consumer. We look forward to the active involvement and insight our new board members will bring to the table."

The new members are:

-- John D. Jones, RPh, JD, vice president of professional practice and

pharmacy policy for Prescription Solutions, nominated by the Academy of

Managed Care Pharmacy. Prior to his position at Prescription

Solutions, he served as director of pharmacy relations for Blue Shield

of California. Jones is both a pharmacist and an attorney with

experience in managed health care regulation, pharmacy health

insurance, health care contracting and interstate regulatory compliance

for PBMs and health plans. Jones serves as chairman of URAC's Pharmacy

Benefit Management Advisory Committee, the 34-member multi-stakeholder

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