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CareCentrix Receives URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation
Date:12/16/2009

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CareCentrix, Inc., the nation's leading provider of home health benefits management services, announced today that it has been awarded Health Utilization Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC standards guarantee that only appropriately trained, qualified clinical personnel conduct and oversee the utilization review process, that a reasonable and timely appeals process is in place, and that medical decisions are based on valid clinical criteria.

"We are honored to receive this highly respected accreditation," said Eric Reimer, CEO, CareCentrix. "This accreditation demonstrates that our management programs have met URAC's rigorous clinical and service quality standards, and recognizes our commitment to providing our clients with the most clinically appropriate management services."

"By applying for and receiving Health Utilization Management Accreditation, CareCentrix has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. "Quality health care is crucial to our nation's welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards."

About CareCentrix

Founded in 1996, CareCentrix manages home nursing, infusion and medical equipment services for more than 10 million people across the country through a network of 4,000 credentialed home care providers. The company provides health care plans and providers with a one-stop solution that coordinates care for patients in the home including skilled nursing services, durable medical equipment and home infusion drug therapies. CareCentrix is in the process of expanding its services with the development of a new program that will help payers and providers reduce the rising rate of hospital readmissions. CareCentrix is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, and has operations in Melville, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; Tampa, Florida; and Albuquerque, New Mexico with a new regional care center scheduled to open in Overland Park, Kansas this year. For more information about CareCentrix visit www.carecentrix.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.

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