PHOENIX, Ariz., August, 14, 2015 — TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today that it has been awarded full health care network accreditation pursuant to Health Network, Version 7.1 from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. The full accreditation is valid for three years.
"It is our mission to ensure our nation’s Veterans – our customers – have access to the highest standard of quality health care providers available through our network,” said David J. McIntyre, Jr., President and CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
As a partner to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), TriWest administers the VA’s Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) program and the Veterans Choice Program (VCP). The Veterans Choice Program is for those Veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA medical facility, or if they have waited longer than 30 days for a medical appointment, to obtain health care in their community from a non-VA provider.
"URAC representatives took great care to examine our business practices and in doing so, determined that our health care network meets their rigorous standard of quality,” said David Brooks, Vice President of Provider Services for TriWest Healthcare Alliance. “By achieving this accreditation, the Veterans we serve will have further confirmation that they are receiving the highest level of care."
URAC’s Health Network Accreditation standards include key quality benchmarks for:
- Network management
- Provider credentialing
- Utilization management
- Quality management and improvement
- Consumer protection
“We applaud TriWest Healthcare Alliance on achieving URAC FULL accreditation pursuant to Health Network, Version 7.1” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “In today’s healthcare market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality healthcare.”
About TriWest Healthcare Alliance
TriWest Healthcare Alliance serves our nation’s heroes as the partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs in administering the Patient-Centered Community Care and Veterans Choice Programs. TriWest has been On a Mission to Serve® America’s military families and Veterans since 1996 delivering award-winning customer service and providing access to high-quality health care. The company’s official website is www.triwest.com.
URAC—an independent, nonprofit corporation—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.