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Health Net Federal Services Receives Full URAC HIPAA Privacy Reaccreditation

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:46 am PDT

Dateline:

ARLINGTON, Va.

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HNT
"By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Health Net Federal Services has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care"

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Net Federal Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., announced today it has been awarded full reaccreditation for HIPAA Privacy from URAC. (HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.)

“Health Net’s commitment and compliance with URAC’s stringent standards demonstrates our desire to ensure clinically sound and efficient health care services are delivered to the beneficiaries we serve,” said Billy Maynard, president of Health Net Federal Services.

Health Net Federal Services’ URAC HIPAA Privacy reaccreditation is now effective through May 1, 2018. Health Net has held URAC’s HIPAA Privacy accreditation since February 2008.

“By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Health Net Federal Services has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “Quality health care 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.”

About URAC

URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, education and measurement. URAC’s mission is to promote continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of health care management through processes of accreditation, education and measurement. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About Health Net Federal Services

Health Net Federal Services has a long history of providing cost-effective, quality managed health care programs for government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. As the managed care support contractor for the TRICARE North Region, Health Net provides health care services to approximately 2.8 million uniformed services beneficiaries, active and retired, and their families. In addition, Health Net provides high quality, cost-effective health care solutions for veterans, as well as behavioral health services for active duty service members, veterans and their families.

Additionally, Health Net Federal Services administers the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Patient-Centered Community Care (PCCC) program in three of six regions across the United States (regions 1, 2 and 4), which includes all or portions of 37 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The PCCC program provides eligible veterans access to health care through a comprehensive network of community-based, non-VA medical professionals who meet VA quality standards when VA supplements care outside its own facilities. The program augments the VA’s ability to provide specialty inpatient and outpatient health care services, as well as behavioral health care, limited emergency care and newborn care services to enrolled veterans. The PCCC program also includes providing care to veterans through the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Veterans Choice Act), either because of their lack of proximity (40-mile drive) to a VA Medical Center or clinic or because they have been unable to schedule an appointment with VA within 30 days. Visit www.hnfs.com for more information.

About Health Net

Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.1 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, dual eligible, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed health care products related to prescription drugs. For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit Health Net’s website at www.healthnet.com.

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