Solstice Benefits, Inc. Receives URAC Health Utilization Management Re-Accreditation
October 16, 2014
Solstice is excited to announce that it has received Health Utilization Management (HUM) Re-Accreditation from URAC, a Washington DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability.
“Renewing our URAC HUM Accreditation is a sign of our continued growth as an organization and assurance to our clients and partners of our commitment to quality practices,” said Carlos Ferrera, Chief Operating Officer at Solstice. “We are proud to continue to uphold the best-in-class standards set forth by URAC. Solstice’s re-accreditation represents a standard that we are honored to achieve again.”
URAC’s Health Utilization Management Accreditation ensures that all types of organizations conducting utilization review follow a process that is clinically sound and respects patients’ and providers’ rights while giving payers reasonable guidelines to follow. URAC’s standards address the use of evidence-based guidelines, outline specific reviewer requirements for each level of review, and require a policy preventing financial incentives to doctors and other providers based on consumers’ use of health services; thus, the standards meet the demands of a changing healthcare system. URAC’s accreditation ensures the adequacy of health utilization management programs through evaluation against broadly recognized standards and measures.
“By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Solstice has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare,” 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.”
Solstice is a privately held Florida corporation based in Plantation, Fla. Solstice administers and markets dental, vision, pharmaceutical, life and short- and long-term disability benefits plans. Solstice and its subsidiaries also offer Third Party Administration (TPA) services in the Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia markets—and are in the process of expanding nationwide. It has been named one of “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For” and has made Inc. magazine’s “America’s Fastest Growing Companies” list for three years in a row. The company was awarded accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), indicating dedication to quality and excellence in business practices. For information on Solstice, contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit www.SolsticeBenefits.com.
URAC’s mission is to promote continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of healthcare management through processes of accreditation, education and measurement.
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a well-known leader in promoting healthcare quality through its accreditation, education, and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that model the rapid changes in the healthcare system and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.
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