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To give official authorization or status. To recognize as having sufficient academic standards to qualify graduates for higher education or for professional practice. In International Law: (1) To acknowledge; to receive as an envoy and give that person credit and rank accordingly. (2) To send with credentials as an envoy. This latter use is now the accepted one.


verb accept, affirm, approve, authenticate, authorize, certify, confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction, vouch for
Associated concepts: accredited law school, accredited reppesentative
See also: agree, allow, approve, ascribe, authorize, bestow, certify, concur, confirm, corroborate, cosign, countenance, delegate, empower, honor, indorse, notarize, qualify, seal, sign, support, trust, verify

TO ACCREDIT, international law. The act by which a diplomatic agent is acknowledged by the government near which he is sent. This at once makes his public character known, and becomes his protection.

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Broadspire, a Platinum Equity company that is a leading provider of casualty and disability claims management and risk and safety consulting to companies in North America, has been awarded full accreditation by URAC for case management, workers' compensation utilization management, health utilization management and core accreditation.
ASH), the nation's leading complementary health care benefits organization, announced that it has been awarded full URAC accreditation for five health Web sites: Healthyroads.
the nation's leading complementary health care benefits organization, announced that it is one of the first companies to receive URAC HIPAA Privacy Accreditation and Claims Processing Accreditation.
URAC offers 16 accreditation programs, covering case management, claims processing, credentials verification, disease management, health call center, health network, health plan, health utilization management, health Web site, etc.
This accreditation marks a milestone event for BOC's U.
Accreditation from ACR is awarded to facilities for the achievement of high-practice standards after a voluntary peer review evaluation of its practice.
NASDAQ:MATR) has been awarded Full Patient and Practitioner Accreditation for its asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and obstetrics disease management programs from the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA).
The Company's programs for diabetes (DM), congestive heart failure (CHF), coronary artery disease (CAD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) received URAC's full two-year accreditation.
On July 12, 2004, the Civilian Personnel Accreditation Procedures for Italy were published as an annex to the February 2004 edition of the Tri-Component Regulation for Italy.
the reinforced value of accreditation among AAHSA members should "help 'raise the bar' for quality care and services.
CARF has merged with the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC), formerly part of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), to review a broad continuum of long-term care organizations.
The report describes areas where new accreditations might help CPAs compete in today's marketplace by clearly separating them from non-CPA practitioners.

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