Access MediQuip Receives URAC Health Network Accreditation

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Access MediQuip, the nation's first and largest surgical and implant management company, announced today that it has been awarded full accreditation in Health Network from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. Access MediQuip achieved a perfect score of 100% in network/credentialing. Access MediQuip is one of only a few organizations privileged to achieve the URAC Health Network accreditation.

"Access MediQuip is honored to receive such an accreditation from URAC," said Prakash Patel, MD, CEO of Access MediQuip. "This accreditation provides a seal of approval that assures our partners that we are committed to providing the highest level of quality and operational excellence."

URAC's Health Network Standards apply to health networks that encourage open-panel networks to become more integrated in their operations with a strong emphasis on quality assurance and improvement including network management, credentialing and consumer protection.

"By applying for and receiving URAC’s Health Network Accreditation, Access MediQuip has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO. "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."

Developed and continuously revised through a consensus-driven process involving hundreds of volunteer industry experts, URAC standards set the bar on health and managed care accreditation. URAC's Health Network Accreditation standards include key quality benchmarks for network management, provider credentialing, utilization management, quality management and improvement and consumer protection.

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 Access MediQuip
Access MediQuip is the largest and only company in the country that provides an integrated, comprehensive surgical and implant management solution (SIMS) program. With more than 15 years of experience, Access MediQuip provides payers with analytics to understand their implant spend, manage and control the high costs of implants and surgeries, and improve the quality and safety of surgical procedures, all while maintaining full access and choice of implants for facilities, surgeons and, ultimately, patients. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida. For more information, please visit http://www.accessmediquip.com.

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Lindsey Harris
lharris (at) accessmediquip (dot) com
713-978-4493

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