BHM Healthcare Solutions Receives URAC IRO Accreditation
08/20/2012

BHM Healthcare Solutions received the coveted URAC IRO Accreditation which is a national attestation of our dedication to quality and quality improvement.

Online PR News – 20-August-2012 – St. Louis, MO – BHM Healthcare Solutions announced today that it has been awarded Independent Review Organization (IRO) Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC’s IRO Accreditation standards require companies to establish a process to assess, plan and implement stringent quality requirements throughout the physician advisor Peer Review process.

“BHM Healthcare Solutions is honored to receive IRO Accreditation from URAC,” said Mark Rosenberg, president and CEO of BHM Healthcare Solutions. “We are very pleased to be recognized in the industry for providing outstanding services. Such a distinction also underscores the quality of our work with client, payors, and providers by demonstrating compliance with national standards for the provision of physician peer reviews.”

BHM has long worked to develop an industry leading IRO division of services, which are innovative, easy to use, and cost effective for clients. BHM utilizes a network of board certified physicians and other independent review, healthcare professionals with diverse specialties and expertise. Additionally, BHM utilizes a PRS Clinical Peer Review System Portal, a custom, automated solution that translates into improved accessibility, affordability, and ease of use for clients.

“By applying for and receiving URAC IRO Accreditation, BHM Healthcare Solutions 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 that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body.”
URAC IRO Accreditation standards address an approach to ensuring appropriate patient protections have been established, such as policies governing patient confidentiality. The standards cover staff structure and qualifications, quality improvement, information management, oversight of delegated functions, ethics, complaints, and the Physician Peer Review process.

URAC, and independent, nonprofit organization is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate 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 setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org

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 including peer review services, accreditation/compliance, financial risk management, clinical operations, quality improvement, and denial management.

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