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CareWorks earns URAC re-accreditation

August 17,2011

CareWorks announced today that is has been awarded Case Management Re-Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CareWorks re-accreditation status will be effective September 1, 2011.

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a well-known leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation programs.

URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability.

The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and improving business processes.

"By applying for and receiving URAC Case Management Accreditation, CareWorks has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. "Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations willing to undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body."

URAC's Case Management standards set expectations to ensure appropriate patient protections are established, such as policies for confidentiality, informed consent, dispute resolution, quality improvement, ethics, complaints and the case management process.

"Being recognized for outstanding case management processes underscores the quality of our work with employers, injured workers and providers by demonstrating compliance with national standards," said Richard J. Poach, president and Chief Operating Officer of CareWorks.

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