Press Release

R. Colby Bearch, Chief Operating Officer appointed to serve on URAC’s Accreditation Committee

Media Contact: Renee Dain, SVP, Strategic Partnerships and External Affairs, 410-987-1048, ext. 2350

Millersville, Maryland—The Coordinating Center, Maryland’s statewide, premier nonprofit care coordination organization for children and adults with disabilities and complex needs, is excited to announce that R. Colby Bearch, BA, MA-SF, MA-M, RN, CDONA, Chief Operating Officer (COO), has been appointed by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) to serve on its Accreditation Committee for a three year term.

URAC is an internationally recognized accreditation organization providing accreditation and certification in multiple healthcare specialty areas. Dedicated to improving the quality of health care, URAC currently recognizes the quality of more than 1,000 healthcare organizations through its accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system and provide a Gold Standard mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability.

“Earlier this year, our organization was granted full accreditation under URAC’s vigorous 6.0 Case Management standards. Colby played a critical role in making this happen and we are thrilled that he has been selected to serve on URAC’s Accreditation Committee,” said Teresa Titus-Howard, PhD, MHA, MSW, President and CEO, The Coordinating Center.

The Coordinating Center has continued to maintain accreditation in Case Management for its Amerigroup, Rare and Expensive Case Management (REM) and Model Waiver programs since 2001.

Mr. Bearch brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare administration and has been with The Coordinating Center since 2011. Mr. Bearch provides executive oversight for The Coordinating Center’s Population Health Division, Quality Improvement and Outcomes Management Division, Facility Operations, Staff Development and organizational policy and accreditation. Mr. Bearch also serves as The Center’s Corporate Compliance Officer. Mr. Bearch has substantial clinical management experiences in critical care, acute care, subacute care, long-term care and population health arenas in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

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Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Millersville, Maryland, The Coordinating Center is a nonprofit organization that provides care coordination for individuals with complex medical needs and disabilities and their families.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging:
At The Coordinating Center we aim to dismantle inequalities within our policies, systems, programs, and services by embracing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) and leading with respect, acceptance and compassion. It’s what makes us exceptional in achieving our mission and drives us to deliver culturally competent and effective care coordination services. We believe we are stronger together.