FRISCO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Magellan Healthcare Inc., the behavioral health segment of Magellan Health, Inc., announced today that it has received full URAC accreditation for Health Utilization Management. URAC is the independent leader in advancing quality in healthcare by setting high standards for clinical practice, consumer protection, performance measurement, operational infrastructure and risk management.
By achieving this status, Magellan Healthcare, Inc. demonstrates high clinical and operational standards and maintains a high level of quality and confidentiality in the usage management process that helps protect patients and providers.
“Receiving this accreditation is an honor for us at Magellan Healthcare, Inc. and reinforces our commitment to excellence and adherence to industry best practices and standards in healthcare utilization management,” said Caroline Carney, MD, President of Behavioral Health and Chief Medical Officer of Magellan Healthcare by Magellan Health. “Our teams work tirelessly every day to deliver quality services that support our members to lead healthy, vibrant lives.”
“We congratulate Magellan Healthcare, Inc. on achieving URAC accreditation. With this award, Magellan Healthcare, Inc. demonstrates excellence in quality healthcare and its commitment to ensuring patient safety,” said Shawn Griffin, MD, President and CEO of URAC
About URAC: Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in advancing the quality of healthcare and patient safety through renowned accreditation programs. URAC develops its evidence-based standards in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and industry experts. The company’s portfolio of accreditation and certification programs spans the healthcare industry and addresses healthcare management and operations, pharmacies, telemedicine, healthcare plans, physician offices and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to demonstrate their confirmed commitment to quality and accountability.
About Magellan Healthcare: Magellan Healthcare, Inc., the healthcare business unit of Magellan Health, Inc., provides solutions for complex medical conditions in the behavioral health and medical specialty fields. Magellan Healthcare serves commercial healthcare plans, employers, state and local governments, and the federal government, including the Department of Defense. Visit MagellanHealthcare.com for more information.
About Magellan Health: Magellan Health, Inc. is a leader in managing the fastest growing and most complex areas of healthcare, including special populations, full pharmacy services and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan supports innovative ways to access better health through technology while maintaining a focus on the critical personal relationships needed for healthy, vibrant living. Magellan’s customers include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers, labor unions, various military and government agencies, and outside administrators. Visit MagellanHealth.com for more information.