BHM, A HealthCare Consulting Firm Begins Preparation for URAC Accreditation
07/12/2010

BHM Healthcare Solutions, in order to best serve the needs of their clients, has begun the process of preparation for organizational URAC Accreditation . While it is standard industry practice for healthcare providers to seek accreditation, it is not customary for consulting firms to pursue their own accreditation. BHM believes that URAC Accreditation will enable the organization to continue to provide the highest level quality of service possible for their clients.

Online PR News – 12-July-2010 – – BHM Healthcare Solutions is pleased to announce their recent preparations for internal URAC Accreditation. While it is standard for healthcare providers to pursue URAC Accreditation it is less customary for consulting firms to seek this designation. URAC is the largest accrediting body for healthcare organizations and is recognized nationwide. Organizations that are applying for accreditation from URAC participate in a process that entails a rigorous review occurring in four phases: building and application, desktop review, onsite review, and committee review.
Leading the URAC Accreditation team for this project is Rachel Walker RN C., SVP of Quality and Accreditation who stated that “national accreditation is a ‘must have’ for any healthcare organization who wishes to distinguish themselves from the competition, therefore, BHM has decided to seek URAC Accreditation. Not only will this accreditation distinguish BHM from the competition, but it will also promote and support BHM’s ability to measure, monitor, and continuously improve its services. In addition, BHM URAC Accreditation will substantially reduce the oversight role of our clients. This will increase our clients’ ability to focus on their primary role and do so more efficiently.” In addition to Rachel Walker the team will consist of BHM's team of expert URAC Consultants.

According to URAC their standards are “designed to ensure a meaningful, rigorous, and fair credentialing process that protects both patients, and providers.” Applicants who successfully meet all requirements are awarded full accreditation, and an accreditation certificate is issued to each company site that participated in the accreditation review .

“At BHM we believe that it is important to not only do the things that are standard in the consulting industry, but to continue to strive toward a superior level of customer service and satisfaction. By pursuing URAC accreditation for our organization we are raising the bar as far as what consulting firms can offer their clients. This is something that we will continue to do well into the future with additional quality initiatives,” stated Danyell Jones, Director of Customer Solutions for BHM.

Company Info
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.

Press Contact:
Mark Rosenberg
BHM Healthcare Solutions
St Louis, MO
888-831-1171
markr@bhmpc.com
www.bhmpc.com

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