Behavioral Health Accreditation

Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (HCSC), operates the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in IllinoisMontanaNew MexicoOklahoma and Texas. HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 

HCSC’s Behavioral Health Care Management program has been accredited for Health Utilization Management since October 2012. This accreditation covers the Behavioral Health Utilization Management program for the Commercial/Group, Federal Employee Program® (FEP®) and Retail Exchange Affected Markets lines of business for all five Plan states.

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation and certification programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC strives to ensure that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit