For more than 25 years, URAC has been the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs that reflect the latest changes in health care and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC's evidence-based measures and standards are developed through inclusive engagement with a broad range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of health care.
URAC's accreditation is nationally recognized by state and federal regulators to ensure the highest level of quality is delivered to consumers. URAC accreditation and its programs and standards appear in state legislation, state regulation, and federal regulation. URAC has deemed status in state and federal certification programs and is authorized by HHS as an accreditor for Qualified Health Plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Formally incorporated in 1990, URAC now has more than 30 accreditation programs.
URAC is an independent, non-profit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement. Founded in 1990, URAC currently offers more than 30 accreditation programs across the continuum of health care services.
URAC is governed as an independent third-party, and it functions as an independent third-party. URAC is organization independent of any particular stakeholder group. The URAC governing board of directors has representatives from all affected constituencies: consumers, providers, employers, regulators, and managed care industry experts.
URAC's mission is to promote continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of health care management through processes of accreditation, education, and measurement.