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KEPRO Achieves URAC Disease Management Accreditation
January 25, 2012, Harrisburg, PA
KEPRO Acquisitions, Inc, (KEPRO) a fully owned subsidiary of the Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc., was recently awarded URAC Accreditation for its disease management program. The company also has URAC health utilization management and case management accreditation.
“KEPRO has delivered high quality care management services to public and commercial clients for over 26 years,” said Joseph A. Dougher, president and chief executive officer. “URAC accreditation demonstrates our commitment to delivering health utilization management, case management, and disease management programs that meet or exceed industry standards, improve overall participant health, and reduce client health care costs.”
“By applying for and receiving URAC Disease Management Accreditation, KEPRO 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’s accreditation standards address approaches to ensuring appropriate patient protections have been established, such as policies for confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, dispute resolution and other issues. The standards cover staff structure and qualifications, quality improvement, information management, oversight of delegated functions, ethics, complaints, and the health utilization, case and disease management processes.
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. For more information, visit www.urac.org.
KEPRO, the nation’s largest CMS-designated quality improvement organization and care management organization, offers innovative and outcomes-focused solutions to reduce the utilization of health care resources and optimize the quality of care for public and commercial clients. KEPRO’s comprehensive, member-centric care management solutions go far beyond traditional utilization and case management by coordinating the care provided to members with acute, chronic and complex conditions across the continuum, and identifying members who are at the highest risk for future services, but have not yet had an acute event. Tailored programs maximize members’ quality of life, and realize greater cost savings for members and clients.
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KEPRO also has offices in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. KEPRO is URAC accredited in case management and health utilization management. We are also National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certified.
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