URAC, NCQA, and HITRUST

By applying for and receiving these accreditations, American Specialty Health, Inc. and/or its subsidiary, American Specialty Health Management, Inc. have demonstrated the commitment to be measured by nationally accepted health care benchmarks.

COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS PROGRAM

COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS PROGRAM

These standards require a comprehensive wellness organization to develop programs that address the risk types and interventions associated with the wellness program, and define the excepted outcomes. The standards and measures encourage industry-wide quality improvement and promote best practices, while protecting and empowering consumers.

First accredited: 7/03
Current cycle: 1/2015-1/2018

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

The URAC Disease Management standards promote quality and provide tools to better assess and respond to the needs of members. Standards promote evidence-based practice, collaborative relationships with providers, consumer education, and shared decision making with consumers.

First accredited: 1/2012
Current cycle: 1/2015-1/2018

HEALTH WEBSITE: WWW.HEALTHYROADS.COM

HEALTH WEBSITE: WWW.HEALTHYROADS.COM

www.Healthyroads.com. These standards promote creditability, trust, and quality of online health information and privacy practices of Web sites.

First accredited: 2002
Current cycle: 2/2016-2/2018

HIPAA SECURITY

HIPAA SECURITY

ASH affiliates holds URAC’s HIPAA Privacy accreditation and HIPAA Security accreditation. These programs outline a framework of best practices that describe the operational policies and procedures necessary for an effective HIPAA compliance program. ASH received accreditation as both a covered entity and a business associate.

First accredited: 12/03
Current cycle: 12/2015-12/2017

Wellness and Health Promotion with Performance Reporting

Wellness and Health Promotion with Performance Reporting

NCQA's Wellness & Health Promotion Accreditation comprehensively assesses key areas of health promotion, including how wellness programs are implemented in the workplace, how services such as coaching are provided to help participants develop skills to make health choices and how individual health information is properly safeguarded.

First accredited: 10/2009
Current cycle: 10/2015-10/2018

HITRUST Common Security Framework

HITRUST Common Security Framework

The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is the most widely-adopted security framework in the U.S. healthcare industry, incorporating security controls and requirements from multiple standards, regulations and business requirements applicable to the healthcare industry, including: HIPAA, HITECH, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and others. The resulting framework streamlines the risk and compliance process by providing a comprehensive, prescriptive and scalable framework to protect sensitive healthcare information. Ultimately, an organization’s adoption of the CSF will establish confidence in its ability to ensure the security of personal health information.