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SHPS Receives Full URAC Re-Accreditation for HIPAA Privacy

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 General News J E 4
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SHPS announced today that it was granted full URAC re-accreditation for HIPAA Privacy. URAC, an independent, non-profit healthcare accrediting organization dedicated to promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification, and commendation, developed the HIPAA Privacy accreditation to recognize best practices in protecting health information privacy in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. It marks the fourth consecutive time that SHPS has earned the HIPAA Privacy accreditation.

"We applaud SHPS on achieving URAC HIPAA Privacy accreditation," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. "In today's healthcare market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality healthcare."

URAC offers the largest array of accreditation programs in the United States assessing health plan operations, including but not limited to, network operations, healthcare practitioner credentialing systems, and medical management functions. SHPS is also accredited by URAC for health utilization management, case management, disease management, workers' compensation utilization management, health call center, consumer education and support standards, and comprehensive wellness.

"Ensuring participant privacy and protecting sensitive health information is a priority for SHPS. It is ingrained in the design and delivery of our person-centric health management solutions," said Rishabh Mehrotra, president and CEO of SHPS. "Over the years, our clients and business partners have relied on SHPS to safeguard participant data. Our re-accreditation with URAC, an acknowledged national leader in healthcare accreditation, validates their confidence in SHPS."

About URAC

URAC, an independent, non-profit organization is well-known as a leader in promoting healthcare quality through its accreditation and certification programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare 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 healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About SHPS

SHPS is a national, single-source provider of benefits administration, medical management software and health improvement programs through the company's SHPS, Landacorp and Carewise Health brands.  Whether accessing a single service or a suite of solutions, clients benefit from our unique perspective of the entire employee experience.  Visit www.shps.com for more information.

SOURCE SHPS, Inc.

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