Avizia Becomes Nation’s First Telehealth Provider to Earn URAC’s Telehealth Accreditation

MHW learned this week that Avizia has become the nation’s first telehealth provider to earn URAC’s telehealth accreditation.

For Avizia Chief Executive Officer Mike Baird, becoming the first telehealth provider to achieve URAC telehealth accreditation is about more than demonstrating his organization’s commitment to delivering the highest level of quality.

It’s also about promoting the entire concept of telehealth in the minds of patients and providers.

Baird and his Avizia team will use URAC accreditation as a “showcase for providers in the marketplace,” he told The URAC Report.

With accreditation, Avizia’s leaders will assume thought leader positions from which they can make a compelling case that telehealth care can be equal or superior to the care patients have been getting from an in-person visit, he said. It is one of the ways patients and others can “look under the hood” to assure themselves about telehealth capabilities broadly, and Avizia‘s skillset more specifically, Baird said.

The importance of accreditation has never been clearer, practitioners say.

We’re told that the URAC is eyeing a January launch for Telehealth Accreditation 2.0.

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