While accreditation firm URAC is advancing in its work to accredit “clinically integrated networks” such as accountable care organizations and medical homes, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is testing the waters about certifying ACOs.
URAC in November released for public comment proposed initial standards for integrated care with a deadline of Dec. 28. Now, it has announced the first three beta sites and is seeking more sites for testing in January and February of 2013. The organization expects to release the final accreditation standards in the spring.
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