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URAC Names Medco as a Finalist in First-ever Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards
Date:11/29/2007

ent safety and the quality of care. We look forward to presenting the full analysis and impact of our study at the conference."

Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of judges, chaired by epidemiologist Thomas W. Wilson, Ph.D., DrPH, Trajectory HealthCare, LLC. The panel included the best and most widely recognized experts in program evaluation, care coordination, health information technology, employer and purchaser decision making and patient safety. Entries were blinded, then reviewed and scored by the judges based on objective criteria.

"The Best Practices awards and conference will be an opportunity for leaders in health care management to find out what premier companies are really doing to advance consumer protection and empowerment," said Alan Spielman, URAC's president and CEO. "This is a first-of-its-kind conference with national scope that includes entries from health care management organizations big and small, across the health care spectrum."

All finalists are invited to attend a black tie dinner gala during the conference, at which time they will discover how they will be distinguished as award winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Best Practices Award winners in each of the four organization categories will be announced at the dinner, as well as winners in the three topic categories, and those receiving Honorable Mention.

"There is tremendous value in recognizing outstanding health care management programs that advance consumer empowerment and protection," Spielman said. "This conference will prepare attendees to apply these best practices to their own programs. It is a groundbreaking mechanism to multiply the positive outcomes of winning programs across the health care management field and to raise the bar on quality for both URAC-accredited and non- accredited organizations."

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