BHM Healthcare Solutions Assists Western Highlands Network With URAC Accreditation

From: BHM Healthcare Solutions
Published: Tue Jan 22 2013

Western Highlands Network (WHN) was recently awarded a 3-year URAC Accreditation for Health Utilization Management, Health Call Center, and Health Network. BHM Healthcare Solutions, a comprehensive Healthcare Management Consulting firm, provided assistance to WHN that was pivotal in reaching accreditation success. URAC is the largest accrediting body for healthcare organizations and is recognized nationwide. URAC Accreditation is a symbol of excellence and commitment to the responsible provision of quality care.

Western Highlands Network connects the population it serves with mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability care providers. WHN needed to become a Managed Care Organization (MCO) as specified in the Affordable Care Act. To make this transition, WHN first had to attain URAC Accreditation or it would not be permitted to continue delivering services.

Preparation for the accreditation process began with a comprehensive gap analysis to determine how the organization’s existing standards and practices compared to URAC specifications for the three modules. Using the results of this analysis, BHM’s URAC Accreditation Assistance Team developed a well-defined project plan and worked with the organization’s human resources team to assign specific tasks to a selected team of the organization’s staff members. BHM consultants prepared WHN’s team by conducting similar question and answer sessions they would encounter in the actual URAC surveys. "We are so pleased to have assisted Western Highlands Network reach their goal of accreditation," states Mark Rosenberg, President of BHM. "WHN has long been committed to excellence," he continued, "and we know that the new URAC Accreditation corroborates their promise to continue to provide the highest quality behavioral healthcare services."

BHM is a healthcare management consulting firm whose specialty is optimizing profitability while improving care in a variety of health care settings. BHM has worked both nationally and internationally with managed care organizations, providers, hospitals, and insurers. In addition to this BHM offers a wide breadth of services ranging including accreditation, financial risk management, clinical operations, quality improvement, and denial management.

Linda Ringquist
BHM Healthcare Solutions
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