Farmington, CT (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Nurtur, the health and wellness company serving employers, health plans and government programs, announced today that it has proudly received its renewed three-year Patient and Practitioner Oriented Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its coronary artery disease, diabetes, heart failure, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) programs.
NCQA Accreditation is a voluntary review process and is awarded to organizations that have excellent programs that meet or exceed NCQA's rigorous standards. Its standards are designed to encourage organizations to continuously enhance the quality of their programs and allow employers to make informed comparisons.
Patient and Practitioner Accreditation is the most comprehensive type of accreditation given to organizations that work with both patients and practitioners. These programs address interventions toward patients and interact with the patients’ practitioners to support their plan of care. NCQA Accreditation standards are intended to help organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible, reduce patient risk and create an environment of continuous improvement.
“While clearly a testament to Nurtur’s continued excellence in the areas of quality and behavior change, this honor would not be possible without Nurtur’s extremely talented employees and the daily commitment these team members pledge to better health outcomes for our clients,” says Dr. Jeremy Corbett, Chief Health Officer of Nurtur.
“NCQA’s Disease Management Accreditation program is thorough and rigorous. It’s designed to highlight only the programs that truly improve chronic care,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.
About Nurtur: Nurtur is the behavior change company dedicated to helping individuals improve their health and well-being. The company offers wellness programs and health coaching to educate, enable and motivate people at all life stages address the life issues that get in the way of health as well as the health issues that complicate living. Nurtur life and health management programs include analytics, wellness, disease management (including Back Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Respiratory Disease), episodic/catastrophic care management, work-life resource and referral, and employee assistance. The company provides services to multiple market segments including large employers, unions, health plans, and state and government agencies.
About NCQA: NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing healthcare quality information for consumers, purchasers, healthcare providers and researchers.