Gilsbar's MedCom Care Management Earns URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation

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Gilsbar, Inc., a leading third party administrator and employee benefit plan manager, is pleased to announce its medical management subsidiary, MedCom Care Management, Inc., has been awarded Health Utilization Management accreditation from URAC.

Gilsbar, Inc., a leading third party administrator and employee benefit plan manager, is pleased to announce its medical management subsidiary, MedCom Care Management, Inc., has been awarded Health Utilization Management accreditation from URAC. URAC is a Washington, D.C.-based accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry.

Dr. Samuel Leonard, MD, MBA, FACS, is Gilsbar's Medical Director of MedCom. He comments, "URAC is a healthcare accreditation organization that holds its applicants to rigorous industry standards. This distinction reflects the excellence of what we do and is a tribute to the members of our nursing staff. This URAC accreditation is just the beginning -- we will continue our commitment to healthcare excellence and anticipate receiving success in accreditation for other practice areas."

Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO comments, "By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Gilsbar's MedCom Care Management has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare. Quality healthcare is crucial to our nation's welfare, and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards."

MedCom Care Management is fully integrated with Gilsbar, Inc. and its 360° Benefit Plan Management® program. Gilsbar understands the complexity of the healthcare system and the need to coordinate and share participant data with those providing clinical oversight to members. Gilsbar's Health & Lifestyle Management services include: Utilization Management, Case Management, Maternity Management, Disease Management, 24/7 Nurse Helpline, Medical Review, and Wellness. These programs, in conjunction with Gilsbar's administration services, provide employers with the tools to remove barriers to controlling healthcare costs and create a culture of health through member engagement.

About URAC:
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC's standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare system, and provide a mark of distinction for healthcare 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 healthcare industry. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.

About Gilsbar:
As a leading provider of health benefit administration services, Gilsbar holds valued relationships with brokers and employers nationwide. Gilsbar's comprehensive technological solutions, employee engagement strategies, fully-integrated medical management programs, wellness initiatives, and commitment to client satisfaction are some of the many qualities that define our 360˚ Benefit Plan Management® service. These programs, combined with ongoing benefit plan management from Gilsbar, help self-funded employers and their employees engage in healthy lifestyles and the overall healthcare experience. Visit http://www.gilsbar.com or call 1-800-445-7227 Ext. 588 to find out how 360˚ Benefit Plan Management® can transform your company or organization's benefit plan.

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