September 1, 2007
San Jose, CA -- EK Health Services, Inc. announced today that its Utilization Review program has earned re-accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. “EK Health Services should be commended for meeting strict quality standards,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO. “It is critically important for health care organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability. URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment.”
URAC’s Health Utilization Management standards establish consistency in UM processes. The standards ensure that appropriately trained clinical personnel conduct and oversee the UR process, that a reasonable and timely appeals process is in place, and that medical decisions are based on valid clinical criteria.
EK Health Services, Inc., is a leader in California Workers’ Compensation managed care services including Utilization Review, Peer Review, Case Management, Ergonomic Services, Occupational Health Services, Interpretation Services, and consulting.
Contact: Ann Wagner
EK Health Services, Inc.
Phone (877) 861-1595
Fax (408) 973-2508