Mitchell MCN is proud to announce that it has earned URAC re-accreditation as an Independent Review Organization for our location in downtown Seattle. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation.
By achieving this status, Mitchell MCN has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.
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.
The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards.
URAC accreditation requires applicants to submit policies, procedures, and other organizational information that is followed by a review. Once an application is received by URAC, a primary reviewer is assigned and coordinates all aspects of the review until a decision on accreditation has been determined. URAC’s accreditation process enables learning and compliance with nationally recognized healthcare standards and supports improvements and innovation in healthcare management and delivery. URAC also offers educational content, including workshops, webinars, articles, issue briefs, videos, and white papers.
Starting with standards development, representatives from URAC’s volunteer committee convene to establish and revise benchmarks. These volunteers represent the interests of a wide variety of stakeholders that include consumers, purchasers, regulators, providers, and healthcare organizations. Once drafted, URAC standards are circulated for public comment and beta-tested before an accreditation product is launched or updated. This broad, inclusive process assures that URAC’s standards address a diverse set of needs.