Health Net Federal Services Receives Full URAC Disease Management Reaccreditation
Management of chronic diseases demonstrates compliance with rigorous health care standards
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Net Federal Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., announced today it has been awarded full disease management reaccreditation from URAC, a health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.
“Quality healthcare 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.”
“Health Net’s compliance with URAC’s rigorous disease management standards demonstrates the quality of our processes and business practices in place to help those in the military community manage chronic illnesses and reduce the potential for associated health care complications,” said Thomas Carrato, president of Health Net Federal Services.
Health Net Federal Services’ URAC disease management reaccreditation is effective October 1, 2014, to October 1, 2017. Health Net has held URAC’s disease management accreditation since October 2011.
“By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Health Net Federal Services has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “Quality healthcare 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 is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, education and measurement. URAC’s mission is to promote continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of health care management through processes of accreditation, education and measurement. For more information, visit www.urac.org.
About Health Net Federal Services
Health Net Federal Services 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 approximately 2.8 million uniformed services beneficiaries, active and retired, and their families. In addition, Health Net provides high quality, cost-effective health care solutions for veterans, as well as behavioral health services for active duty service members, veterans and their families.
Additionally, Health Net Federal Services administers the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Patient Centered Community Care (PC3) program in three of six regions across the United States (regions 1, 2 and 4), which includes all or portions of 37 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The PC3 program provides eligible veterans access to health care through a comprehensive network of community-based, non-VA medical professionals who meet VA quality standards when VA supplements care outside its own facilities. Earlier this month, VA extended its PC3 contract with Health Net to include primary care services for veterans who are unable to obtain primary care at a VA medical center in the three PC3 regions in which Health Net operates. The expanded PC3 contract now adds primary care services to Health Net’s existing specialty care and behavioral health services.
About Health Net
Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) 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 5.8 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers, and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.
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