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Rising Medical Solutions Receives URAC Workers' Compensation Utilization Management Accreditation
Date:2/11/2009

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising Medical Solutions, Inc. (Rising), a leading medical cost containment and care management organization, announced today that it has been awarded the Workers' Compensation Utilization Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

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URAC's standards for this specific Accreditation require companies to address the unique aspects of the workers' compensation environment and ensure quality oversight for this fast growing area of managed care.

"In addition to examining our Utilization Review program, the URAC Accreditation process involved an audit of Rising's policies and procedures across the entire Company," comments CEO, Jason Beans. "Given the regulatory environment in which our clients must operate, it is important they feel secure that Rising's organizational standards will produce a level of service they have come to expect."

Says Anne Kirby, Director of Rising's Utilization Review Unit, "This achievement is great validation for the outstanding service our physicians, nurses, and coordinators provide to clients, providers, and patients. The quality management process is something we have incorporated into all of our care management products."

Rising's Utilization Review program serves payer clients nationwide and the URAC distinction complements the Company's requisite workers' compensation Utilization Review certifications in various states that require such credentials, including California, Texas and Illinois. The URAC Accreditation will also enable the Company to certify its Utilization Review program in additional states.

"By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Rising has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO. "Quality health care 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."

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation and certification programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care 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 establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About Rising Medical Solutions, Inc.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Rising (www.risingms.com) is a leading medical-financial solutions organization that services the auto, workers' compensation, and liability markets. Through its comprehensive medical cost containment and care management programs, Rising provides compelling business outcomes to clients nationwide, including insurance carriers, self-insured employers, government organizations, third party administrators, and attorneys.

Media Contact

For more information, contact Rachel Racz at rachel.racz@risingms.com / 877-747-4644, x5893.


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