Health Net Federal Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., announced today it has been awarded full reaccreditations for health utilization management V7.0 and case management V5.0 from URAC, a health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. "Health Net's compliance with URAC's rigorous utilization and case management standards demonstrates our commitment to clinically sound review processes to help ensure appropriate and efficient health care services are delivered and promote the quality care our beneficiaries deserve," said Thomas Carrato, president of Health Net Federal Services. Health Net Federal Services' URAC health utilization management and case management reaccreditations are now effective through December 1, 2016. Health Net has held URAC's health utilization management and case management accreditations since December 2005. "Health Net Federal Services should be commended for meeting strict quality standards," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "It is critically important for healthcare organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability. URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment." About URAC URAC is a leader in promoting healthcare quality through its accreditation, education, and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that model the rapid changes in the healthcare system and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. For more information, visit www.urac.org. About Health Net Federal Services 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 provides health care services to approximately 2.8 million uniformed services beneficiaries, active and retired, and their families. In addition, Health Net 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. Additionally, Health Net Federal Services administers the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Patient-Centered Community Care (PCCC) program in three of six regions across the United States (regions 1, 2 and 4), which includes all or portions of 37 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The PCCC program provides eligible veterans access to health care through a comprehensive network of community-based, non-VA medical professionals who meet VA quality standards when VA supplements care outside its own facilities. The program augments the VA's ability to provide specialty inpatient and outpatient health care services, as well as behavioral health care, limited emergency care and newborn care services to enrolled veterans. Visit www.hnfs.com for more information. About Health Net Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) 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 provides and administers health benefits to approximately 5.9 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 also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers, and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs. For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit Health Net's website at www.healthnet.com. This release contains references and links to other websites that may contain content that is not owned or controlled by Health Net. Please be aware that references and links to other websites are provided for the user's convenience and that Health Net is not responsible for any such content that is not owned or controlled by Health Net. Health Net does not express an opinion on any such content and disclaims any liability in connection therewith.
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