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URAC Releases Wellness Standards Draft

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URAC, a health care quality group, has come out with wellness accreditation program proposal.

The draft, developed by an advisory committee with more than 50 members, includes core organizational quality standards, according to URAC, Washington.

The standards also include a module dealing with assessment, such as health risk identification; use of incentives, education, plan design and staffing to improve participants’ health; evaluation of participants’ health status and progress, and evaluation of the effects of the program on an employer sponsor’s finances and operations; integration of the wellness program with other programs; and performance measurement and reporting practices.

Comments on the draft are due Aug. 7.