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URAC Invites Public Input in Response to Revisions to Health Plan and Health Network Accreditation Programs
Date:4/1/2008

omponent of consumer welfare, he said. "The URAC standards provide a framework for organizations to utilize if they are implementing health care performance reporting processes. These standards have considered the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Four Cornerstones initiatives, the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Patient Charter Project and the New York attorney general's Agreement Concerning Physician Performance Measurement initiative."

"Public comment is critical to the continuous quality improvement process used by the URAC Health Standards Committee in its review and updating of the accreditations standards," Metz said. "The Committee carefully reviews every comment and takes them into consideration in the editing process."

The Health Plan and Health Network draft standards are available for review at http://www.urac.org/publiccomment/. URAC will only accept comments through this online comment form.

For more information about the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project, go to http://healthcaredisclosure.org.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation and education 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. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.


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