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Magellan earns NCQA and URAC accreditations

Magellan Healthcare recently earned full URAC accreditation for Health Utilization Management and URAC Accreditation in Health Utilization Management and full three-year Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization (MBHO) Accreditation from The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

These designations demonstrate the highest level of commitment to quality healthcare.

URAC promotes healthcare quality by setting high standards for clinical practice, consumer protections, performance measurement, operations infrastructure, and risk management. By achieving this status, Magellan demonstrates high-quality clinical and operational standards and maintains high levels of quality and confidentiality in the utilization management process that helps protect patients and providers.

“We applaud Magellan Healthcare, Inc. on achieving URAC accreditation. With this distinction, Magellan Healthcare, Inc. demonstrates excellence in quality healthcare delivery and their commitment to ensuring patient safety,” said URAC President and CEO Shawn Griffin, M.D.

The NCQA accreditation was awarded to Magellan Healthcare, Inc. for its full compliance with the approximately 60 NCQA MBHO Accreditation standards that are purposely set high to encourage MBHOs to continuously enhance their quality. The categories include Quality Management and Improvement, Utilization Management, Credentialing and Recredentialing, Members’ Rights and Responsibilities, and Preventive Behavioral Healthcare Services.

“Magellan Healthcare’s MBHO Accreditation is proof that it’s an organization which works hard to coordinate care, provide access and good customer support for members,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, NCQA President. “It’s a sign that Magellan Healthcare, Inc. is focused on improving the behavioral health of its members.”

Read more in our company news releases about the URAC and NCQA accreditations.

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