FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Missy Pudimott
(800) 225-4246 ext. 6493
Hamilton, New JerseyConsolidated Services Group, Inc. (CSG) announced today that it has been awarded a full accreditation from URAC for its Case Management and Health Utilization Management Product. URAC is a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CSG has held URAC Accreditation for its Case Management and Utilization Management Products since 1999, and re-accreditation is required by the Organization every three (3) years.
CSG's Preferred Provider Network, CHN PPO, received full accreditation from URAC for Health Network with Credentialing Standards in October 2007. CHN PPO was the first independent PPO in New Jersey to be accredited by URAC in 1995 and has continued to hold accreditation since that time..
"We are very excited and proud to receive full Accreditation from URAC." said Michael A. Morrone, President of CSG. "This continues to demonstrate the company-wide commitment from our team of skilled professionals to deliver quality products and services to our Customers and Providers. They are to be commended for their efforts."
"By applying for and receiving accreditation for Case Management and Health Utilization Management, Consolidated Services Group, Inc. has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO. "Quality health care is crucial to our nation's welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards."
URAC's Accreditation standards set the bar on health and managed care accreditation. The accreditation standards include benchmarks for Case Management, Utilization Management, Quality Management and improvement and consumer protection. Currently, 38 states and the federal government have designated URAC accreditation as a leading industry standard and in many instances "deem" URAC to meet state regulatory requirements.
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation and education programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate 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 establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.
About Consolidated Services Group:CSG has more than 25 years experience in the Medical Claims Management industry, specializing in Managed Care, Utilization Review, PPO and Bill Review Services for Workers' Compensation, Group Health and Automobile lines of business. CSG services a significant number of the industry's largest Property and Casualty Carriers, Third Party Administrators (TPA's), and many Municipal and School Board Joint Insurance Funds (JIF's) in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New England regions.
For more information contact Missy Pudimott at (800) 293-9795 ext. 6493 or visit www.CSG-inc.net.