Accreditation firm URAC is seeking public comment on standards and measures for a new accreditation program being developed for accountable care organizations.

Becoming accredited is a demonstration that providers are delivering improved care while reducing costs, according to the firm. In addition to standards, the program will include measures that align with Medicare’s Shared Savings Program.

The accreditation program will include standards for basic organizational and operational components of a clinically integrated network, as well as standards to reflect a certain level of capability in risk contracting, consumer centeredness and quality management, according to URAC. More information is available here and comments are due on May 17.

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