FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/23/2019
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Maryland Insurance Commissioner Redmer elected to serve another term on the board of URAC, the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, measurement and innovation

Redmer will represent the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

BALTIMORE – The National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) recently re- elected Maryland Insurance Commissioner, Al Redmer, Jr., to serve on the board of URAC. The URAC board approved the nomination. URAC was originally incorporated under the name Utilization Review Accreditation Commission. That name was shortened to the acronym URAC in 1996 when it began accrediting other types of organizations such as health plans, pharmacies, and provider organizations.
 
“I am humbled and honored to be selected again by my peers to represent NAIC on this vital healthcare board,” said Commissioner Redmer. “Insurance regulators have a unique perspective to bring to the conversation on the delivery of quality healthcare measures as well as the accreditation requirements in our ever evolving healthcare system.”
 
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC is a nonprofit organization using evidence-based measures and developing standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.
 
URAC_logo.png“URAC is delighted that Commissioner Redmer will continue to contribute his knowledge, guidance, and expertise to the board of our organization. We look forward to continuing to work with him to improve the quality of healthcare across the nation,” said URAC President and CEO Shawn Griffin, MD.
 
URAC is governed by an independent third-party board of directors, and it functions as a third party. The URAC governing board of directors has representatives from all affected constituencies: consumers, providers, employers, regulators, and managed care industry experts.
 
To learn more about URAC, go to: https://www.urac.org/about-urac
 
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