eviti, Inc. receives URAC Health Utilitation Management Accreditation
Philadelphia, PA, September 28, 2010 – eviti, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded Health Utilization Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC’s Health Utilization Management Accreditation standards provide assurance to patients, providers, purchasers, regulators and employers that the practices of the organization performing these services are fair and equitable for all parties.
“URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation is an important milestone for eviti that demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensuring the delivery of quality care for all participants in the cancer care process,” said Eduardo Beruff, chief executive officer and president of eviti, Inc. “In today’s health care environment, URAC accreditation signifies quality and efficiency and we are pleased to have successfully reached this level of distinction.”
eviti, Inc. is an independent company with nearly a decade of experience in transforming the quality of oncology care by aligning the interests of patients, physicians and payers to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs. eviti is committed to ensuring that the best, most appropriate treatment for cancer is prescribed and followed from the start. The company utilizes the expertise of top oncologists and oncology nurses, as well as insurance experts and actuaries, all supported by proprietary technology, to fulfill its mission of providing evidence-based, unbiased support to all parties in the cancer care process. eviti has worked with more than 4,000 oncologists, in every setting (community, academic, hospital, and private practice). eviti contracts with health plans and other payers, and is not affiliated with any hospital, health system, insurance company, pharmaceutical company or provider network. The company is in the process of launching eviti™, an innovative, breakthrough system designed to facilitate more efficient communication between oncologists and payers, reduce barriers to information flow, and synchronize treatment decision with treatment authorization and reimbursement.
“By applying for and receiving URAC Health Utilization Management accreditation, eviti, Inc. 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, an 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.
URAC Health Utilization Management Standards ensure that all types of organizations conducting utilization review follow a process that is clinically sound and respect patients’ and providers’ rights while giving payers reasonable guidelines to follow. Standards address the use of evidence-based guidelines, incorporation of adherence guidelines, and evaluation of utilization rates to meet the demands of a changing health care system. Cost effective care with optimal outcomes reinforces the value and importance of health utilization management across the health care continuum.