Blount Specialty Pharmacy Recieves URAC Accreditation

Blount Specialty Pharmacy, part of Blount Discount Pharmacy, Inc announced that it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC.

Blount Specialty Pharmacy, part of Blount Discount Pharmacy, Inc announced that it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

“Specialty Pharmacy is the future of pharmacy services offered by Blount Discount Pharmacy,” said Blount Discount Pharmacy owner, Phil LaFoy. “Blount Specialty Pharmacy is committed to meeting the specialty pharmaceutical care needs of our patients by providing the highest quality service through our “high tech — high touch” approach. Our customer service is unsurpassed, and we feel that this is what distinguishes us from other specialty pharmacies in the industry. URAC accreditation serves as testimony to our ability to effectively meet all of the health care needs of our patients.”

Blount Specialty Pharmacy provides drug therapy management and dispensing services for patients requiring treatment with medications that are used to treat rare, chronic or genetic conditions, such as hepatitis C, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis/Crohn’s disease, and HIV/AIDS. Blount Specialty Pharmacy provides patients with comprehensive care, including counseling on appropriate and safe medication use, patient education including adherence/compliance counseling and disease state management and in-home injection technique training, and a free personal delivery service. Blount Specialty Pharmacy communicates with other health care providers in order to optimize patients’ care. Blount Specialty Pharmacy also works to obtain financial assistance on behalf of patients when necessary.

“By applying for and receiving Specialty Pharmacy accreditation, Blount Specialty Pharmacy has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.”

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About Blount Specialty Pharmacy

Blount Discount Pharmacy, Inc. was started in 1982 in Alcoa, TN as a small, independent pharmacy. Since then, the pharmacy has grown and now operates 4 locations in the Maryville and Alcoa, TN area, one of which is a specialty pharmacy that opened in June 2012.

Blount Specialty Pharmacy currently comprises a Medicine-On-Time medication packaging program for assisted living facilities as well as a specialty pharmacy department. Blount Specialty Pharmacy staffs 3 pharmacists and 3 certified pharmacy technicians.

Blount Specialty Pharmacy focuses on providing quality service and care and strives to take care of the “whole” patient.

For more information on the services offered by Blount Specialty Pharmacy, call (865) 238-9006 or visit our website www.blountdiscountpharmacy.com.

SOURCE: Blount Specialty Pharmacy