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TriWest Earns URAC Health Network Reaccreditation

Saturday, April 26, 2008 General News J E 4
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PHOENIX, April 25 URAC has awarded TriWest HealthcareAlliance in Phoenix Health Network reaccreditation for compliance with URAC'shigh standards. TriWest administers the military's health care plan, TRICARE,for 2.9 million beneficiaries in 21 western states.

URAC examined TriWest's provider services, clinical quality management,contract administration, security, information technology, marketing, humanresources, contact center, training, legal and data management departments.

"URAC accreditation is an important measure of our commitment to thepeople we serve. By achieving this reaccreditation, TRICARE beneficiaries havefurther confirmation that they are receiving services from a high qualitynetwork of providers who meet all the requirements for credentialing andoversight," said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr.

"TriWest should be commended for meeting strict quality standards," saidAlan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. "It is critically important forhealth care organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability.URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment."

About TriWest

TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do"Whatever It Takes" to support the health care needs of 2.9 million members ofAmerica's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest providesaccess to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICAREWest Region, the 2007 TRICARE Region of the year. TriWest is a proud CorporateTeam Member of America Supports You. Visit http://www.triwest.com for moreinformation.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader inpromoting health care quality through its accreditation and certificationprograms. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs andservices that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, andprovide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitmentto quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structureand an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that allstakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures forthe entire health care industry.

SOURCE TriWest Healthcare Alliance
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