The designation demonstrates the highest level of commitment to quality healthcare
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Shearwater Health is proud to announce that it has earned URAC accreditation in workers’ compensation utilization management and certification in health utilization management for its Philippine Delivery Centers. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification, and measurement. By achieving this status, Shearwater Health has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes, and better patient outcomes.
URAC’s accreditation process enables learning and compliance with nationally recognized healthcare standards and supports improvements and innovation in healthcare management and delivery.
"This is our 2nd time earning the URAC accreditation, and we are honored to continue the standard of excellence in healthcare delivery," said Shearwater’s CFO & COO Tom Kendrot. "The steps we take to ensure our URAC accreditation is part of a larger culture of compliance to ensure we maintain the highest level of quality and security in the services we deliver to our clients."
"Appropriateness and efficiency are words to live by in meeting new value-based goals for population health. Shearwater’s URAC accreditation shows an ability to abide by the gold standard when it comes to performing Health Utilization Management & Workers’ Compensation Utilization Management functions," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "URAC’s utilization management accreditation standards promote an evidence-based and reasonable review of services that respect both patients and providers."
About Shearwater Health
Shearwater Health, formerly HCCA Health Connections, is a company tracing its roots to its establishment as an international healthcare recruitment company in 1973. In the last decade, Shearwater Health created a new outsourcing model focused solely on healthcare, called Clinical Process Outsourcing (CPO®), that has securely delivered quality and efficiency improvements, along with tens of millions of dollars of annual cost reduction, for its client hospitals, healthcare service companies, and insurance clients.
Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Shearwater operates its CPO® services from two delivery centers in the Philippines and is certified by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority as a provider of business process outsourcing, utilizing information technology.
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification, and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.