By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, LifeCare has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care
Shelton, CT (PRWEB) March 11, 2009
LifeCare®, Inc., a leading provider of health and productivity solutions for employers nationwide, announced today that it has been awarded Core Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC accreditation is widely recognized throughout the health care industry and federal and state government agencies as a measure of an organization's quality.
URAC's Core Accreditation standards address several key organizational management functions and provide the basic structures and process that an organization must have to maintain a level of quality expected from a URAC-accredited organization. These standards address organizational structure, staff qualifications, training and management, oversight of delegated activities, quality management, and consumer protection. LifeCare received URAC's Core Accreditation on January 30, 2009.
"We're extremely proud to have earned accreditation from URAC because it's an important external validation of our quality," said LifeCare CEO, Peter G. Burki. "In fact, URAC accreditation is something that every company should expect from organizations impacting the health and wellness of their employees and members."
"By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, LifeCare 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 and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body."
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care 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 health care 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 strives to ensure that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.
About LifeCare®, Inc.:
LifeCare offers cost-saving benefits that help clients reduce their most pervasive absenteeism and productivity drains, including child and elder care, caregiving support, health and wellness issues, and more. For more than two decades, LifeCare has led the work/life industry in the creation of high-quality, results-oriented programs designed to improve clients' bottom line. LifeCare serves 1,500 client companies with 4.5 million individuals within corporations, health plans, government agencies and unions. For more information, visit http://www.lifecare.com.
Notes to Editors
Peter G. Burki is available for interview.
Media contact: Michael Civiello; 203-291-4170
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