Health Net Federal Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), announced today it has been awarded full Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy (Business Associate & Covered Entity), Version 3.0 accreditation from URAC, an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.
“Health Net Federal Services’ URAC accreditation for HIPAA Privacy demonstrates our commitment and accountability to designated national standards and safeguards established by HIPAA to ensure the privacy, protection and integrity of personal and identifiable health information of those we serve,” said Tom Carrato, president of Health Net Federal Services.
“Health Net Federal Services should be commended for meeting strict quality standards,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “It is critically important for health care organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability. URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment.”
URAC’s mission is to promote continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of health care management through processes of accreditation and education. For more information on URAC, visit www.urac.org.Health Net Federal Services has a long history of providing cost-effective, quality managed health care programs for government agencies, including the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. As the managed care support contractor for the TRICARE North Region, Health Net Federal Services provides health care services to approximately 3.0 million uniformed services beneficiaries, active and retired, and their families. In addition, Health Net Federal Services provides high quality, cost-effective health care solutions for veterans, as well as behavioral health services for active duty service members, veterans and their families. The TRICARE North Region includes: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky (except Fort Campbell), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. In addition, the contract covers a small portion of Missouri and Iowa. Visit www.hnfs.com for more information. About Health Net Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net, through its subsidiaries, provides and administers health benefits to approximately 5.6 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net’s behavioral health services subsidiary, Managed Health Network, Inc., provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs to approximately 4.9 million individuals, including Health Net’s own health plan members. Health Net’s subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.