Jun 25, 2015

Contact:        Jennifer Moore, COO

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Crescent Health Solutions Achieves URAC Accreditations


Asheville, North Carolina, June 11, 2015:  Crescent Health Solutions, Inc. has earned accreditations for Provider Credentialing and Health Utilization Management from URAC, a Washington, DC-based organization that establishes standards for the health care and managed care industries. “Crescent’s Board of Trustees and leadership are committed to meeting quality standards to ensure the best possible services for clients.  We are very pleased with the performance of Crescent’s leadership and staff, and achievement of these accreditations is evidence of our commitment to quality,” states Carolyn Coward, Chair of the Crescent Board and attorney with Van Winkle Law Firm.

Founded in 1990, URAC is a leader in the accreditation of health and managed care organizations, currently offering more than 30 accreditation programs across the continuum of healthcare services.  URAC is an independent, nonprofit organization, dedicated to promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and measurement.

“By applying for and receiving URAC accreditations, Crescent Health Solutions has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green.  “Quality healthcare is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body.”

Crescent Health Solutions was founded in 1999 as a provider-sponsored Preferred Provider Organization.  Today the company offers a full suite of services to employers who self-fund or partially self-fund group health plans for their employees and dependents, including Third Party Administration (claims administration); Utilization Management, case management, disease management and wellness programs; a network of more than 3500 providers in Western North Carolina as well as access to networks throughout the USA; and pharmacy benefit management programs.  Crescent employees also work with two carriers that offer Medicare Advantage plans and fully insured group products, along with providers of ancillary products such as group life, dental, and long-term and short-term disability insurance.  For additional information, please visit our Website:  www.crescenths.com.