Wednesday, August 8, 2018

URAC Announces Core v3.2 to Replace Rollout of Core v4.0




URAC Announces Core v3.2 to Replace Rollout of Core v4.0

URAC has announced that the ongoing and planned rollout of its Core v4.0 standards have been suspended.

Although organizations looking to be accredited under Case Management v6.0 will be required to meet Core v4.0 standards, all other organizations will instead be expected to meet Core v3.2 standards. These updates to delegation standards will affect new accreditations and reaccreditations as of August 1, 2018.

To facilitate this change, URAC’s full-day onsite training workshop in Washington, D.C. addresses the basic components of the standards, what organizations need to meet the intent, documentation required for the Desktop Review, and more. Click here to sign up for the training.

Can’t make it to D.C.? Let us be your guide.


With over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and experience as URAC Consultants, we can save your organization tedious time and resources when updating to the new URAC Core standards. For more information, contact us today:

Phone: 970.259.1392
Email: AreteHCSolutions@gmail.com

Thursday, September 28, 2017

New URAC CORE v4.0 Updates to Roll Out 2018



Have you heard the news? URAC is rolling out the New CORE v4.0 Standards January 2018!

Beginning in January 2018, URAC will roll out the New CORE v4.0 STANDARDS. The new standards will have a completely different structure and include major revisions.

Major revisions include:   
    • New structure of the CORE standards
    • Risk Management (addresses scope of inclusion / exclusion, BCP testing defined, etc.)
    • Ethics (healthcare and business ethics)
    • Leadership
    • QI projects
    • Delegation (pre-delegation assessment)
    • Health literacy (addition of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to the requirements)
This rollout will affect new accreditations and reaccreditations. Click here to find out when your organization will be affected.

Is your organization ready?

From new standards that anticipate upcoming changes in the healthcare industry to standardized language and a completely new structure to the CORE v4.0 standards, this major change will require updates to your organization’s policies and procedures as well as operations. Read the FAQ here.

Sign up for URAC’s webinar.

On Tuesday, October 10, URAC will present a webinar covering changes to the CORE standards in greater detail. Sign up here. 

Let us be your guide.

With over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and experience as URAC Consultants, we can save your organization tedious time and resources when updating to the new URAC CORE standards. For more information, contact us today:

Phone: 951.970.2573
Email: AreteHCSolutions@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The #1 Barrier Keeping Your Organization from Reaching Accreditation


You’re ready to get URAC Accredited. So why are things moving forward so slowly? Why does it feel as if you’ll never have the documentation together in time?

Does this sound familiar? Sure, accreditation is a daunting task, but sometimes it seems nothing is getting accomplished.

So, what’s the #1 barrier keeping you from working toward that URAC deadline?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Maintaining Compliance: 5 Essential Steps to Developing a Work Plan



You’ve identified the person or department at your organization in charge of ongoing compliance. They’ve helped you note which processes are currently in place. Now we’re ready to move on to a crucial next step to get you back on track to maintaining compliance with URAC standards.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Maintaining Compliance between Accreditation Cycles: The 1 Question You Need to Ask




Are you maintaining compliance with URAC's monitoring and reporting requirements in between Accreditation Cycles? Did you know that URAC could do a compliance visit with only 5-7 days notice? For this series about ongoing compliance, I will be asking some questions that will help you identify areas for improvement.
Just between you and I, we know that things fall through the cracks after all the hard work has been completed and you receive the Seal of URAC Accreditation.
First, give yourself a pat on the back. You did it! Your organization achieved URAC Accreditation and you have that beautiful Seal of Accreditation on your website and marketing materials. The contracts are rolling in and business is good. This is also when things can start to fall off the radar.
Maintaining ongoing compliance with URAC Standards is one of the biggest barriers organizations face after accreditation.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Telehealth Accreditation Helps Programs Branch Out and Lower Costs


Telehealth is breaking down barriers to healthcare, one step at a time. From new avenues of telemedicine healthcare to increased access and lowered utilization costs, the URAC Telehealth Accreditation brings rigorous healthcare standards into the 21st century.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New Utilization Review Law in California Requires URAC Accreditation




In October of 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1160, which requires utilization management organizations that provide workers' compensation to be URAC-accredited.