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Nashville, Tennessee – Wellpath LLC is pleased to announce that it has earned URAC accreditation for telehealth. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality by setting high standards for clinical practice, consumer protections, performance measurement, operations infrastructure, and risk management. By achieving this status, Wellpath demonstrates a commitment to quality care, enhanced processes, patient safety, and improved outcomes.
URAC’s streamlined accreditation process requires applicants to submit comprehensive policies, procedures, workflows, and other organizational information. URAC reviewers coordinate all aspects of the process until a decision on accreditation is determined via an impartial, third-party evaluation. URAC’s accreditation process validates compliance with nationally recognized healthcare standards and supports improvements and innovation in care management and service delivery for the long term.
“By earning URAC accreditation, Wellpath again shows its commitment to continuous improvement in everything we do. Our telehealth platform, Wellpath Now, is URAC accredited for Telehealth Services. By attaining a perfect score of 100%, our Wellpath Now platform demonstrates its value to patients incarcerated in jails and prisons across the country,” said Wellpath CEO Jorge Dominicis.
Wellpath Now brings on-demand clinical expertise directly to our on-site care teams. Wellpath Now is staffed by emergency medicine physicians and advanced practice providers, specifically trained to bring emergency evaluation expertise directly to our patients. Wellpath Now’s staff of emergency medicine providers deliver care in nearly 300 sites, including 20 states (and growing) where Wellpath Now access is available 24/7. With an average provider response time of fewer than five minutes, on-site care teams have rapid access to our emergency medicine experts, allowing them to start treatment immediately.
The data indicates that Wellpath Now significantly reduces unnecessary off-site transportation and care expenses, and our on-site clinical teams have rated user experience best-in-class. “The URAC accreditation validates the high quality of clinical care we strive to bring to our patients through Wellpath Now,” said Rich Maenza, MD, FACEP, Wellpath Now provider and the Medical Vice President of Wellpath Healthcare Cloud. “Integral to this accreditation is the positive impact that the service is having on the delivery of care to this underserved population and the positive impact on our colleagues at the correctional facilities.”
“By earning Telehealth Accreditation from URAC, Wellpath operates at the forefront of healthcare delivery,” said URAC President and CEO Shawn Griffin, M.D. “Meeting URAC’s telehealth standards means Wellpath provides more than a platform for transaction-based appointments. It demonstrates that Wellpath leverages technologies to advance high-quality care that promotes clinical best practices, consumer protections, and care continuity among patients and providers,” he said.
“As telehealth becomes a more widespread option, Wellpath distinguishes itself as an established, accredited organization committed to improving the health and well-being of the people it serves,” Griffin said.
Wellpath is the premier provider of localized, high-quality, compassionate care to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Wellpath holds patients at the center of everything we do and promotes rigorous standards of care and innovation. With over 14,200 clinicians and professionals in 36 states across the U.S. and Australia, Wellpath provides medical and mental healthcare services for over 300,000 patients daily in nearly 600 facilities, including prisons, jails, state hospitals, forensic treatment, and civil commitment centers. Learn more at wellpathcare.com.
Founded in 1990 as a non-profit organization, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality and patient safety through renowned accreditation programs. URAC develops its evidence-based standards in collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders and industry experts. The company’s portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management and operations, pharmacies, telehealth, health plans, medical practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. Learn more at urac.org.