RENO, Nev., Nov. 20 Employers OccupationalHealth, Inc., one of the companies of EMPLOYERS(R) (NYSE: EIG), announcedtoday that it has been awarded Case Management Accreditation from URAC, aWashington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishesquality standards for the health care industry. URAC's Case ManagementAccreditation standards require companies to establish a process to assess,plan and implement case management interventions.
"Employers Occupational Health, Inc. is honored to receive Case ManagementAccreditation from URAC," said Mary Lushina, Senior Vice President ofEmployers Occupational Health, Inc. "We are pleased to be recognized in theindustry. Such a distinction highlights the quality of our work withcustomers, clients, and providers by demonstrating compliance with nationalstandards for case management services."
"By applying for and receiving URAC Case Management Accreditation,Employers Occupational Health, Inc. has demonstrated a commitment to qualityhealth care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO. "Quality healthcare is crucial to our nation's welfare and it is important to haveorganizations that are willing to measure themselves against nationalstandards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body."
URAC's Case Management Accreditation standards address such patientprotections as confidentiality of patient information, informed consent,dispute resolution and other issues. The standards cover staff structure andqualifications, quality improvement, information management, oversight ofdelegated functions, ethics, complaints, and the case management process.
URAC, an independent, non-profit organization, is a leader in promotinghealth care quality through accreditation and certification. URAC standardskeep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a markof distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitmentto quality and accountability. For more information, visithttp://www.urac.org.
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