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CareWorks leads with URAC re-accreditation

July 5, 2005

The American Accreditation HealthCare Commission/URAC has granted CareWorks two-year reaccreditation for workers’ compensation case management, extending through 2007.

CareWorks was awarded Full Accreditation for Case Management Standards, version 2.0, with its initial application to URAC.

"Operating within a service industry, CareWorks' success will continue to be based on providing our customers with the highest quality medical management services available," said William W. Pfeiffer, CareWorks' President and Chief Executive Officer.

"By being out in front in earning URAC re-accreditation, CareWorks is again proving our commitment to being the industry leader in delivering world-class service," he added.

CareWorks is Ohio's largest workers’ compensation managed care organization (MCO), providing high quality medical management services to more than 100,000 Ohio employer customers, representing nearly $600 million in workers’ compensation premium.

There are 43 core standards and 24 case management standards which comprise the URAC accreditation program including staff qualifications, quality improvement, organizational structure, ethics standards, information systems and case management processes. CareWorks was successful in earning full two-year accreditation with its initial application.

Based in Washington, D.C., URAC offers 12 accreditation programs for the managed care industry. The nonprofit group’s membership includes employers, consumers, care providers, government regulators, and MCO and workers’ compensation professionals.

For more information please contact:
John Brinkman
CareWorks
Vice President of Corporate Communications
john.brinkman@careworks.com
Office: (614) 760-3506
Fax: (614) 760-3595

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