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Coventry Health Care of Iowa, Nebraska Receive URAC Full Health Plan with Health Utilization Management Accreditation

Posted: April 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm


OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Coventry Health Care of Nebraska and Coventry Health Care of Iowa announced today that both plans were awarded full Health Plan with Health Utilization Management accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

At Coventry, we take great care to ensure our standards and processes support the delivery of quality, affordable care to our members, said Michael A. Nelson, CEO of Coventry Health Care of Iowa and Coventry Health Care of Nebraska. Coventry is pleased to once again receive full Health Plan accreditation from URAC." In Nebraska, Coventry has earned full Health Plan URAC accreditation since 2000. The Iowa plan has earned full Health Plan URAC accreditation since 2009.

By applying for and receiving Health Plan with Health Utilization Management accreditation, Coventry Health Care of Nebraska and Coventry Health Care of Iowa have demonstrated a commitment to quality health care, said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. Quality health care is crucial to our nations welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.

Coventry Health Care of Iowa (www.chciowa.com) and Coventry Health Care of Nebraska (www.chcnebraska.com) offer a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products, including self-funded, fully-insured, individual plans, Medicare Advantage and managed Medicaid. Coventry serves approximately 220,000 members in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

URACs Health Plan Accreditation program involves comprehensive review of a health plans network management, quality improvement, credentialing, member protection and utilization management standards.

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, 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 http://www.urac.org.

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Coventry Health Care of Iowa, Nebraska Receive URAC Full Health Plan with Health Utilization Management Accreditation

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