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TriWest Earns URAC Health Network Reaccreditation
Date:4/25/2008

PHOENIX, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- URAC has awarded TriWest Healthcare Alliance in Phoenix Health Network reaccreditation for compliance with URAC's high standards. TriWest administers the military's health care plan, TRICARE, for 2.9 million beneficiaries in 21 western states.

URAC examined TriWest's provider services, clinical quality management, contract administration, security, information technology, marketing, human resources, contact center, training, legal and data management departments.

"URAC accreditation is an important measure of our commitment to the people we serve. By achieving this reaccreditation, TRICARE beneficiaries have further confirmation that they are receiving services from a high quality network of providers who meet all the requirements for credentialing and oversight," said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr.

"TriWest should be commended for meeting strict quality standards," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. "It is critically important for health care organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability. URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment."

About TriWest

TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do "Whatever It Takes" to support the health care needs of 2.9 million members of America's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest provides access to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICARE West Region, the 2007 TRICARE Region of the year. TriWest is a proud Corporate Team Member of America Supports You. Visit http://www.triwest.com for more information.

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 ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry.


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