Navigation Links
URAC Releases Standards and Measures for Wellness Programs for Public Comment
Date:6/24/2008

Public comments for new accreditation programs due Aug. 7

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- URAC has convened an expert advisory group for creation of accreditation standards and measures for wellness programs in response to employers' requests for quality standards and measures for both comprehensive and focused wellness programs. The more than 50 advisory committee members include employers, health plans, public benefits organizations, health care professional associations, health care providers and wellness promotion companies. The group represents a variety of perspectives from the health care industry and has been collaborating to draft the standards, which were released for public comment today. The deadline for public comment is Aug. 7, 2008.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030501/URACLOGO )

URAC is the Washington, D.C.-based independent accreditor that offers more than 20 accreditation and certification programs along the continuum of care, including health management accreditation programs for utilization management, disease management and case management. The new health management accreditation programs for Comprehensive Wellness and Focused Wellness promotion programs are a response to the need for national standards to measure the effectiveness of these programs that focus on health promotion, chronic disease prevention and health risk reduction.

Employee health and wellness programs have become a critical component of employer health benefit management because of their ability to reduce health risks and their related health care costs and boost productivity. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, about 86 percent of U.S. employers currently offer wellness programs to their employees.(1)

"It is clear that uptake of these programs is growing among employers as an avenue for both employee health im
'/>"/>

SOURCE URAC
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. HealthGrades releases Fifth Annual Womens Health in American Hospitals study
2. Baxter Releases Ninth Annual Sustainability Report
3. Partnership Releases 20th Annual Survey of Parental Attitudes Toward Drug Use
4. United Cerebral Palsy Releases Annual State Medicaid Rankings
5. Trust for Americas Health Releases Report on Connection between Womens Health and Stalled Infant Mortality Rates
6. Fitness Anywhere, Maker of the TRX Suspension Trainer(TM), Releases Two New Specialized Training Programs
7. Edge Health Solutions Releases edgeDMS(TM) 2.0 and edgeMD 2.0(TM), Revolutionary All-in-One Practice Management Software with FDA-Approved Advanced Visualization
8. The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) Releases Feature DVD Majestic for World Premiere
9. Abbott Releases 2007 Global Citizenship Report Highlighting Strong Commitment to Access to Health Care
10. ACP releases framework for policies enabling access to affordable health insurance coverage
11. Moonview Sanctuary Releases First Case Study of Client Treated Using Unique Moonview Model
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 ... lawsuits ( http://www.thexareltolawsuit.com/ ) will be addressed in December, ... convenes its next hearing session. According to a Hearing ... Oral Arguments on the matter will be heard on ... Session will begin at 9:30 a.m. (In Re: Xarelto ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Madison, WI (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 ... of tax-advantaged medical and other benefits account management ... designed to help employers save on taxes, reduce ... new Suites provide tax savings and the efficient ... can pick the Suite that best meets their ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 The ... ( http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/ ) filed against Boston Scientific ... U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia ... on Punitive Damages in a group of cases ... ruling issued on October 21st, U.S. District Judge ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... -- Not getting the right amount of sleep might ... suggests. Those who sleep less or more than ... be more prone to developing the chronic condition, which ... authors concluded that duration and quality of sleep are ... bowel diseases. "Both short and long durations of ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- October,s shorter, darker days can ... disorder, according to an expert. People affected ... overly tired, lack motivation and even have trouble getting ... to suicide, said Dr. Angelos Halaris, a professor in ... University Chicago Stitch School of Medicine. "Seasonal affective ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: JPML to Hear Oral Arguments on Proposed Xarelto Multidistrict Litigation at December Hearing, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: JPML to Hear Oral Arguments on Proposed Xarelto Multidistrict Litigation at December Hearing, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:TASC’s New Suites Offer Tax Savings and Protection 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Judge Denies Motion for Summary Judgment on Punitive Damages in Florida Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Judge Denies Motion for Summary Judgment on Punitive Damages in Florida Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Judge Denies Motion for Summary Judgment on Punitive Damages in Florida Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study 2Health News:Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression 2
... Successful, OWINGS MILLS, Md., Oct. 4 Medifast, ... the current business outlook, the,Company is updating full year ... expects to report revenue of $81 to $83 million ... Previously, the Company,expected to report revenue of $85 to ...
... just part of what is ... local nonprofit for teens., WILSONVILLE, Ore., Oct. 4 On Tuesday, ... in furniture,arcade games and supplies. These and other items, unused for at ... to the,Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC). Volunteer crews will move ...
... - A new American Heart,Association survey (1) shows consumer awareness of the ... high. But consumers still need,some key information to improve how they eat., ... Fats Are The survey shows that:, --While 92 percent of ... jump from 84 percent in 2006 - only 21 percent can name ...
... revealing how toxic chemicals disrupt gene activity and other ... -- and why some individuals are particularly vulnerable. For ... more likely to experience side effects from certain medications, ... , How can this type of research -- known ...
... 22 new centers now added, first participants set to join ... -- The largest study ever of the impact of environment ... directed from 22 new centers across the United States, organizers ... first participants enrolled in the National Children,s Study should be ...
... president and CCO of,KickSkirt, Inc., will lead a ... the health of their children while also improving ... The Marketing-To-Moms Conference,October 23-24, 2007, Chicago Cultural Center. ... and medical director of Peak Wellness and star ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medifast Announces Updated Full Year 2007 Guidance 2Health News:Medifast Announces Updated Full Year 2007 Guidance 3Health News:Medifast Announces Updated Full Year 2007 Guidance 4Health News:Contents of the McGinnis Mansion Refurbishes Portland, Oregon Sexual Minority Youth Center 2Health News:Contents of the McGinnis Mansion Refurbishes Portland, Oregon Sexual Minority Youth Center 3Health News:Americans' Knowledge of Fats Growing But Still Insufficient 2Health News:Americans' Knowledge of Fats Growing But Still Insufficient 3Health News:Largest Study of U.S. Children Readies for Launch 2Health News:Brands Tackle the Childhood Obesity Issue During M2Moms(TM) - The Marketing-To-Moms Conference 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct 22, 2014 Antigen Discovery Inc. (ADi), ... , announced the receipt of a National Institutes ... (SBIR) from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research ... of a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip, which will contain ... subtypes and aid in the development of safe and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014  Paper Pak ... has developed APLS ® Body Guard Bio, ... the spread of bacteria and virus while protecting ... Body Guard Bio features a rugged, external nylon ... that create a leak-proof inner chamber that contains ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... YARDLEY, Pa. , Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of their animal health medications, a Global Pharmaceutical ... and Antares serialization technology and turnkey solution to ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153438 ... The product that was serialized and aggregated by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Biomarker Discovery Company, Antigen Discovery Inc., Awarded an NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Develop a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip 2New, State-Of-The-Art Body Bag Minimizes The Spread Of Bacteria And Virus 2Xyntek and Antares Serialization Solution Protects Pets Too! 2
... Ga., June 13, 2011 Friends of Disabled Adults and ... IVC ), providing immediate aid shipments of equipment and supplies ... center of Joplin on May 22, 2011, leaving much of ... was able to send the first supply shipment to Joplin ...
... 2011 Chicago based Share Your Soles marked its twelfth ... celebration for Mona Purdy, Founder of Share Your Soles, but ... to those in need in just over a decade. ... events that provide the necessary support to putting shoes on ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Partners With Invacare to Provide Aid in Wake of Joplin Tornado 2Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Partners With Invacare to Provide Aid in Wake of Joplin Tornado 3Chicago Based Share Your Soles Expanding to Become Global Shoe Donation Leader 2
For the qualitative detection of Hepatitis B surface Antigen (HBsAG) in human serum, plasma and whole blood specimens...
For the qualitative detection of luteinising Hormone (LH) in urine specimens...
For the qualitative detection of luteinising Hormone (LH) in urine specimens...
For the qualitative detection of group A Streptococcal antigen from throat swabs...
Medicine Products: