Athens Managed Care Earns URAC Accreditation in Workers’ Compensation
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February 13, 2019
Contact: Michael Landa, Executive Vice President
Athens Managed Care Earns
URAC Accreditation in Workers’ Compensation
CONCORD, CA – Athens Managed Care is proud to announce that it has earned URAC accreditation in Workers’ Compensation. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. By achieving this status, Athens Managed Care has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.
Founded in 1976 Athens Administrators is a national third party administrator of Workers’ Compensation and Property and Casualty claims as well as Managed Care services. We proudly provide service to private and public sector, self-insured clients as well as to insurance carriers and managing general agencies.
“Athens Administrators is proud to join the elite group of individuals who have earned the URAC Accreditation. Athens Managed Care prides themselves in providing clients high-quality healthcare to our injured workers,” says Leann Farlander, Associate Vice President of Cost Containment for Athens Managed Care.
“Appropriateness and efficiency are words to live by in meeting new value-based goals for population health. Athens Administrators’ URAC accreditation shows an ability to abide by the gold standard when it comes to performing Workers Compensation Utilization Management functions,” says URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “URAC’s utilization management accreditation standards promote an evidence-based and reasonable review of services that respect both patients and providers.”
Athens Managed Care Inc. specializes in designing, developing and maintaining medical care programs that integrate core services within Workers’ Compensation to deliver superior, measurable results for both patients and their employers. Tightly integrated with claims systems, our solutions relieve examiners of expensive, time-consuming, tedious work, enabling them to concentrate on delivering effective and cost-efficient managed care. We believe our URAC accreditation is an incredible tool for our clients as it shows our commitment to provide high quality healthcare to our injured workers. It is also another differentiator that separates us from our competitors, and according to the URAC website, the accreditation “demonstrates your organization‘s commitment to quality, nationally recognized guidelines and evidence-based medicine.”
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC is a nonprofit organization using evidence-based measures and developing standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.