San Diego, CA – Mitchell International recently announced that it has been reaccredited by URAC for the Workers’ Compensation Utilization Management (WCUM) standards. Mitchell earned reaccreditation in April 2018, further validating the company’s long history of demonstrating a quality commitment and ongoing dedication to providing high-quality clinical care.
Mitchell’s announcement also confirms that the company has met the July 1 deadline mandated by California Senate Bill 1160, which requires utilization review entities that modify or deny treatment requests to obtain an accreditation by an independent, nonprofit organization that establishes and monitors UR performance criteria.
URAC’s mission is to advance quality in healthcare through leadership, accreditation measurement and innovation. “Appropriateness and efficiency are words to live by in meeting new value-based goals for population health. Mitchell’s URAC accreditation shows an ability to abide by the gold standard when it comes to performing Workers’ Compensation Utilization Management functions”, said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “Quality healthcare is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.”
Several states, including California, require URAC accreditation or compliance with URAC standards in order to conduct workers’ compensation utilization review. Mitchell’s UR program, which provides prospective, concurrent, and retrospective medical necessity reviews helps workers’ compensation payors navigate the increasingly complex regulatory environment in workers’ compensation, especially in those states where a URAC accredited utilization review program is required.
“Mitchell is proud to continue demonstrating its commitment to quality care by achieving URAC WCUM reaccreditation status with consistently high scores,” said Nina Smith, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Mitchell Casualty Solutions. “Our company is fueled by delivering on our purpose – driving better outcomes and making a positive impact on those we serve. The accreditation reflects our purpose and the commitment of our team of professionals at Mitchell who uphold our program standards, ethics and quality assurance day after day.”
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