EK HEALTH RECEIVES URAC RE-ACCREDITATION
High quality standards in Utilization Review for Worker’s Comp
part of company’s mission
SAN JOSE, California – February 1, 2012 - EK Health Services, a national workers’ compensation management company, announced today that it has been awarded re-accreditation in utilization management from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.
EK Health has been URAC workers' compensation utilization management accredited since 2005 and is licensed to perform Utilization Review in states across the country. EK Health most recently added the State of Nevada, attaining that state’s External Review Organization license.
“We are pleased to again receive the stamp of approval from an organization so important to our industry,” said Eunhee Kim, CEO of EK Health. “A vital part of our mission is to provide reliable and high quality standards in our UR process, so we are pleased to see this validated by URAC.”
According to Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO, by applying for and receiving Workers' Compensation Utilization Management, Version 5.0, Accreditation, EK Health has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care.
“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,” Spielman said.
ABOUT EK HEALTH
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, CA, EK Health Services is a URAC workers' compensation utilization management accredited leading national workers’ compensation managed care company specializing in case management, utilization, peer and bill review services for insurance companies, employers, for-profits and public entities.
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. For more information, visit www.urac.org.
For EK Health Services, Inc.
Mary Estes, 813-839-3324