URAC is an independent, nonprofit accreditation entity, based in Washington, DC, whose mission it is to advance healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC was founded in 1990 as an independent, third party healthcare quality validator.
URAC uses evidence-based measures and develops standards through inclusive engagement with a broad range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. This process results in standards that promote industry best practices, encourage quality improvement, and protect and empower consumers. URAC ensures the quality of its programs and services through continuous improvement according to Lean and Six Sigma principles.