Navigation Links
URAC Awards Regence Comprehensive Wellness Accreditation
Date:3/4/2009

Regence among first health plans in nation to be recognized by URAC for wellness

PORTLAND, Ore., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield announced today that it has been awarded Comprehensive Wellness Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. The accreditation recognizes Regence for its overall commitment to wellness and underscores the company's success in helping employers improve employee health and reduce health care costs.

"At Regence, our priority is supporting our members' health and well-being," said Dennis Chong, M.D., Regence chief medical officer, "As the first health plan on the West coast and one of the first in the nation to receive URAC Comprehensive Wellness Accreditation, we take our commitment to wellness seriously."

Regence offers its employer groups and individual members a wide variety of wellness tools, including:

  • Health coach: matches members with a Regence registered health coach to help them meet health goals such as losing weight, stopping smoking and improving sleep quality.
  • Vitality: a customized worksite wellness program conducted by a wellness consultant working to help groups create and personalize their own health and wellness strategy.
  • Health risk assessment (HRA): online tool that employers can use to evaluate self-reported health risks and identify modifiable behaviors that impact the group's overall health.
  • myRegence.com: facilitates online wellness programs that include the HRA and a six-week healthy living program, and allows members to earn Regence Rewards for completing these programs.

"Regence should be commended for meeting strict quality standards on wellness," 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."

Comprehensive Wellness is the first new accreditation program from URAC with integrated program evaluation and performance measurement components. The new Comprehensive Wellness standards and measures were developed by an expert advisory group of employers, health plans, consumer representatives, public benefits organizations, health care professional associations, providers and wellness companies.

About Regence

Regence is the largest health insurer in the Northwest / Intermountain Region, serving three million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington), Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield of Idaho. Each plan is a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. For more information, please visit www.regence.com.

About URAC

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.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Regence BlueCross BlueShield
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. SOBeFiT Magazine Wins Best Magazine Launch Party at 2009 FAME Awards
2. Best New Product Awards Winners Named at Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference
3. Entry Period Opens for the 2009 HealthLeaders Media Marketing Awards Program with 11 New Categories
4. Allstar Awards Announces its New Ecologically Friendly Product Website
5. Komen Tulsa Affiliate Awards $420,000 to Local Organizations to Aid Breast Cancer Fight
6. Team of orthopedic surgeons and kinesiologists win hippest of awards
7. Frost & Sullivan Awards to Celebrate Healthcare Excellence
8. NIH awards $15.9 million to CCNY and Memorial Sloan-Kettering to create partnership
9. WellPoint Foundation Awards Grants to OASIS to Expand Unique Active Generations Program
10. Cherokee Inspired Comfort Awards Program Call for Nominations
11. FAAN Awards Community Outreach Grants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Peoples Health is pleased to announce ... Dec. 1, 2016. Peoples Health, a Metairie-based Medicare Advantage company, serves more than ... to our provider network, and the addition will benefit our members in the ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... A prescription medication bottle, pocket knife, luggage and ... to Cradle Product Design Challenge , the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute ... design challenges scheduled to run through early 2018. The challenges are presented by the ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... Neil H. ... financial planning assistance to communities throughout the region, is launching a charity drive to ... disease is by far the deadliest killer in America, and is responsible for 1 ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... SC&H Group, a leading ... a Principal in its IT Advisory Services practice . Rossi is the third ... market demand for strategic IT guidance grows, and the practice continues to expand.     , ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... and eliminate cyber threats in real-time, today announced a strategic partnership with ... Selangor, Malaysia. Joining other Seceon partners, TechLab Security has become a strategic partner ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW ), the ... and critical care monitoring, plans to announce its operating ... the market closes on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, and ... that day to discuss those results. To ... (201) 689-8037.  For 72 hours following the call, an ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... PUNE, India , Jan. 17, 2017  Market Research Future ... Global Endoscopy Devices Market is expected to reach USD 33.6 million ... 2016. Market Highlights ... The Global Endoscopy Devices Market has been examined as ... rate. Globally there is huge demand for endoscopy device in various ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... offering. ... global fluoropolymer market in the healthcare industry to grow at a ... Fluoropolymer Market in the Healthcare Industry 2016-2020, has been prepared based ... report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: