CareCore National Named Finalist for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Award from URAC

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Programs Will Be Honored at URAC's 2012 Quality Summit, October 9-11, 2012

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“Receiving this kind of endorsement from URAC inspires our team to be even more innovative in our efforts to provide quality service that empowers and protects the healthcare consumer," said CareCore National CEO Doug Tardio.

CareCore National was named as a finalist for the Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards by URAC, a leading health care accreditation organization. A distinguished panel of judges selected nineteen finalists from entries across the nation.

Finalists will be honored during URAC’s 2012 Quality Summit, October 9-11, 2012, in San Francisco. The award recognizes achievements of organizations that are effectively advancing the role of consumers as active participants in health care through two areas: Consumer Decision-Making and Consumer Health Improvement.

“The Best Practices Awards provide an opportunity for health care leaders to focus attention on those organizations that are delivering on the mission to advance consumer protection and empowerment,” said Alan P. Spielman, President and CEO of URAC. “URAC is honored to share these programs and raise awareness of innovative approaches to health care delivery and management that can be replicated across the industry.”

CareCore National has been nominated for its best practices in Member Scheduling for Diagnostic Imaging.

“Our goal is to create solutions for our health plan clients that consistently and effectively help meet the needs of their members,” said CareCore National CEO Doug Tardio. “Receiving this kind of endorsement from URAC inspires our team to be even more innovative in our efforts to provide quality service that empowers and protects the healthcare consumer.”

More than twenty of the nation's foremost thought leaders in health care judged the entries based on criteria established by URAC. Doug Tardio will present CareCore's winning program at URAC's 2012 Quality Summit. During a special event at the conference, Platinum award winners will be announced in the two topic categories. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, as well as Honorable Mention, awards will be presented in six organizational categories. For complete conference details, go to https://www.urac.org/13thAnnualSummit/13thAnnualSummit.asp.

About CareCore National
CareCore National, LLC provides innovative healthcare solutions that improve quality of care. Our products address a wide array of healthcare services including radiology, cardiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, sleep apnea, musculoskeletal care, molecular and genetic lab services and HEDIS compliance programs that touch the lives of over 45 million insured across more than 34 Commercial, Medicare Advantage and Managed Medicaid health plans.

CareCore solutions utilize the most innovative technologies in healthcare underpinned by partnerships with Cisco, VMWare, EMC2 and GemFire combined with clinical expertise from academic and community physicians from across the country. The company is headquartered in Bluffton, SC and has more than 1200 employees.

About URAC
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, promotes health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement 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 ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.

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