Lake Mary, FL (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
Access MediQuip, the nation's first and largest surgical and implant management company, announced today that it has been awarded provisional accreditation in Utilization Management from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. URAC’s Health Utilization Management Accreditation standards provide assurance to patients, providers, purchasers, regulators and employers that the practices of the organization performing these services are fair and equitable for all parties. Access MediQuip is one of only a few organizations privileged to achieve the URAC Utilization Management Accreditation. Last year, Access MediQuip received Health Network Accreditation.
"Access MediQuip is honored to receive this second accreditation from URAC," said Prakash Patel, MD, CEO of Access MediQuip. "This accreditation provides another seal of approval that assures our partners we are committed to following processes that are clinically sound, respect patients' and providers' rights, and meet the demands of an ever-changing healthcare system."
The URAC Health Utilization Management standards establish consistency in UM processes.
The standards ensure that appropriately trained clinical personnel conduct and oversee the utilization review process, that a reasonable and timely appeals process is in place, and that medical decisions are based on valid clinical criteria.
Access MediQuip has developed the first clinical review guidelines of its kind for implantable devices. These evidence- based clinical guidelines ensure that, while conducting utilization management reviews, current procedural technologies are utilized for patient safety and medical necessity. This process is clinically sound and respects patients’ and providers’ rights while providing payers reasonable guidelines to follow. Last October, URAC awarded Access MediQuip with Bronze Honors for Health Care Consumer Engagement and Protection for its Patient and Device Registry Program™, the only Level 3 Implant Registry in the country.
“By choosing to seek URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation, Access MediQuip has displayed leadership through a commitment to quality and accountability,” said URAC Chief Operating Officer William Vandervennet.
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care 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 health care industry. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.
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 only company in the country that provides an integrated, comprehensive surgical and implant management solution (SIMS) program. With more than 16 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, 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. Access MediQuip is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on health care. For more information, visit http://www.accessmediquip.com.