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eQHealth Solutions Achieves Full URAC Disease Management Accreditation

eQHealth Solutions, a non-profit health management company dedicated to collaborative relationships that enable change in healthcare, has received full Disease Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based accrediting organization that works to establish quality standards for the healthcare industry. URAC granted full accreditations to eQHealth Solutions’ diabetes, heart failure, asthma, COPD, oncology and chronic kidney disease programs. eQHealth Solutions holds Utilization Management accreditation in Florida and Mississippi.

“Our disease management service model focuses on the whole patient, lowers hospital readmissions, and creates sustainable behavior change therefore reducing overall healthcare costs. Through eQCare, we contribute to the savings of millions of dollars through appropriate coordination of services and long-term behavior change,” said Edie Castello, president and CEO of eQHealth Solutions. “We were excited to measure ourselves against national standards and undergo URAC’s rigorous evaluation, because we believe in what we’re doing. We already see the difference we’re making in patients’ lives, and we are proud to receive this accreditation.”

eQHealth Solutions’ eQCare module offers disease management services along with psychosocial behavior change management to high-risk members of an identified population. This proven, high-touch, community-based service model helps improve members’ quality of life while lowering healthcare spending for high resource utilizing population groups.

URAC accreditation is a nationally recognized symbol of healthcare excellence, and is respected throughout the industry and by federal and state governments as an assurance that accredited organizations meet rigorous standards of quality and operational integrity that emphasize consumer protection and patient engagement.

About eQHealth Solutions

Based in Baton Rouge, LA since 1986, eQHealth Solutions seeks to improve the quality and value of health care by using information and collaborative relationships to enable change. eQHealth provides a wide range of efficient and effective solutions to clients. Through its partnerships with Medicare, state Medicaid agencies and commercial payers, eQHealth touches the lives of more than six million people annually. For more information, visit www.eqhs.org.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare system, and provide a mark of distinction for healthcare 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 healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

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