(INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MAY 1, 2007) – Akeso Care Management®, Inc. (ACM®) announced today that it has been awarded Health Utilization Management accreditation by URAC, a leading health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. ACM provides medical management services to domestic and international insurance carriers, self-insured employers and third party administrators. These services include utilization review, large case management, emergency medical evacuations, discharge planning and medical bill review, all designed to provide appropriate, cost-effective patient care.
"We are honored to receive the Health Utilization Management accreditation from URAC," said Carolyn Tinsley, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ACM. "It is truly a reflection of the quality work that we provide to our customers and assures them that we meet leading national standards in the industry."
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.
"Akeso Care Management 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."
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, ACM is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Medical Group®, Inc. (IMG®), a worldwide leader in designing, distributing and administering global health care benefits. For more information about ACM or IMG, please call 800.628.4664, 317.655.4500, or visit our web site at www.akesocare.com.