IPRO Executive Named to Accreditation Board

IPRO Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Harry M. Feder, MPA, has been named to the Board of Directors of URAC, the nationally recognized healthcare accreditation organization. “We’re delighted to welcome Harry to our Board of Directors,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO. “We know we will benefit from his experience and his counsel.” Founded 20 years ago, URAC is one of the nation’s leading healthcare accreditation and education organizations, now offering more than 25 accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s programs are recognized by 46 states and the District of Columbia as well as five federal agencies. A non-profit, URAC accredits a wide-range of providers including health plans, case managers, disease management programs and independent review organizations. URAC’s broad-based governance structure and inclusive standards development process are intended to ensure that all stakeholders are represented in its management and operations. “URAC’s governance is critical to its success,” said Feder. “All parties need to be assured representation but no single constituency dominates the organization.” Formerly President of the National Association of Independent Review Organizations (2005-2007), Feder is a columnist with the Journal of Health Care Compliance. Feder will be representing quality improvement organizations on the URAC board.