Phoenix Children’s Care Network Has Earned URAC Accreditation In Clinical Integration

PCCN is the first pediatric network in the U.S. to achieve the accreditation

Phoenix, Arizona – Phoenix Children’s Care Network (PCCN) is the first pediatric network in the U.S. to achieve URAC accreditation as a clinically integrated network, recognizing its commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes and cost savings for patients, their families and the community.

URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. 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. 

“Becoming the nation’s first pediatric network to achieve URAC’s Clinical Integration Accreditation was no small task,” said Lora Henager, PCCN director of clinical integration. “It was a yearlong effort, requiring all-hands-on-deck participation from staff in every department, our governance team and network practices. With this accreditation, PCCN continues to prove itself to be on the cutting edge of pediatric health care in the country, and I am very proud to me a member of this team!”

PCCN is the largest pediatric-dedicated, clinically-integrated organization in Arizona and one of a few networks of its kind in the U.S.

“Phoenix Children’s is Arizona’s pediatric health care services leader,” said Casey Osborne, vice president of PCCN. “Phoenix Children’s Care Network is dedicated to supporting our pediatric community of health care providers and the patients they serve. The URAC accreditation recognizes that the more than 1,000 PCCN health care providers in the metropolitan area are committed to supporting and providing the best care for the kids. This accreditation speaks to our continued commitment to being the best!”

URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of health care. URAC is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.

“Change is inevitable and unavoidable in the delivery of health care in America, and Phoenix Children’s Care Network now possess an advantage by having accredited its operations through URAC,” said URAC president and CEO Kylanne Green. “Phoenix Children’s is embracing population health and value-based goals of new payment models. Its accreditation from URAC will help them improve their processes while aligning them with industry best practices and regulations.”

About Phoenix Children’s Care Network

Phoenix Children’s Care Network is a physician-led, pediatric-focused and clinically-integrated organization that represents a valuable alliance between and among community pediatricians and subspecialists, with the collective focus on improving quality of care while effectively managing associated costs. It was the first pediatric network in the U.S. to achieve Utilization Review Accreditation Committee (URAC) accreditation as a clinically-integrated network. With more than 1,000 providers, it is the largest pediatric clinically-integrated organization in Arizona. A total of 85 percent of specialists and 65 percent of primary care providers in the state participate in the care network. For access to the very best pediatric care, make sure PCCN physicians are in your health insurance network. For more information, visit www.pccn.org.

About URAC

Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and 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.

Date: 
04/10/2017 - 20:45
Media Contact: 
Molly Hottle Duara
(602) 933-5854
mhottleduara@phoenixchildrens.com
City: 
Phoenix
State: 
Arizona

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