Solstice Benefits, Inc. Receives URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation
June 06, 2012
Solstice is excited to announce that it has achieved Health Utilization Management (HUM) Accreditation from URAC, a Washington DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability.
“Receiving URAC HUM Accreditation was a true team effort, highlighting our high standards and commitment to quality processes,” said Carlos Ferrera, Chief Operating Officer at Solstice. “The criteria and standards URAC upholds are valuable assurances to our clients and members. Our seal of accreditation is a beacon of quality in our industry – one that we are honored to receive.”
URAC is the leader in HUM Accreditation and the accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards. HUM Standards ensure 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.
“We applaud Solstice Benefits, Inc. on achieving URAC HUM Accreditation,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “In today’s health care market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality health care.”
The URAC HUM standards establish consistency in utilization management processes. The standards ensure that appropriately trained clinical personnel conduct and oversee the utilization review process, that a reasonable and timely appeals process is in place, and that dental decisions are based on valid clinical criteria. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation. Founded in 1990, URAC is a leader in the accreditation of health and managed care organizations and currently offers more than 22 accreditation and certification programs that span a broad spectrum of health care services. For more information, visit www.urac.org
Solstice, a Florida-based company, is a leading ancillary benefits provider in Florida, offering dental, vision, and life benefits plans to groups and consumers. They are a customer service oriented company that values exceptional service, integrity and value-added benefits. Solstice was awarded the prestigious title of “Florida’s Best Companies” by Florida Trend and is a National Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Organization by the American Heart Association.
Their well-rounded plans, expansive network and service-oriented mentality keep them in the forefront of their industry. For information on Solstice, please contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit www.SolsticeBenefits.com
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