Health Net Receives Full URAC Accreditation for Health Utilization Management and Case Management
Health Net business practices recognized for accountability to nationally recognized standards
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net Federal Services, LLC, part of the Government Contracts segment of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), announced today it has been awarded full reaccreditation for Health Utilization Management and Case Management from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC accreditation establishes and measures key industry standards for health care management and improvement, as well as consumer protection.
“URAC accreditation showcases our commitment to responding to our customers’ needs in a more dynamic way,” said Tom Carrato, president of Health Net Federal Services. “We strive to continue meeting the ever-changing needs of our customers while maintaining accountability to nationally standardized policies, procedures and superior business practices.”
As the managed care support contractor for the TRICARE North Region, Health Net Federal Services provides services for up to 3 million uniformed service beneficiaries, including active duty and retired service members, National Guard and Reserve members, family members, survivors and other TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries. The TRICARE North Region includes: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. In addition, the contract covers portions of Tennessee, Missouri and Iowa.
“By applying for and receiving URAC Health Utilization Management and Case Management accreditation, Health Net Federal Services 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, 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 www.urac.org.
Health Net Federal Services, a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., has a long history of providing cost-effective, quality managed health care programs for government agencies, including the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. As the managed care support contractor for the TRICARE North Region, Health Net provides health care services to nearly 3.0 million uniformed services beneficiaries, active and retired, and their families. In addition, Health Net provides quality, cost-effective health compensation and worker solutions for veterans, as well as behavioral health services for active duty service members, veterans and their families. Visit us at www.hnfs.com and www.facebook.com/healthnetfederalservices.
About Health Net
Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net’s behavioral health services subsidiary, Managed Health Network, Inc., provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs to approximately 5.0 million individuals, including Health Net’s own health plan members. Health Net’s subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.
For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit the company’s website at www.healthnet.com.
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