CoramRx Specialty Pharmacy Services Receives URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

CoramRx Specialty Pharmacy Services announced today that it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

CoramRx Specialty Pharmacy Services announced today 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. URAC's Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation ensures that organizations meeting the rigors of accreditation uphold the highest standards in the industry, and reinforces the best clinical and organizational practices for ensuring appropriate and safe medication use and optimal patient outcomes.

"The growth of CoramRx's customer base in the managed care and prescription benefit manager community led to the need to seek a second accreditation for the business," said Lori Jordon, director of operations for CoramRx. "What makes URAC unique is its focus on and standardization of the quality improvement process and ongoing reporting of performance metrics for organizations seeking accreditation."

CoramRx offers national distribution and local services through specialty pharmacy facilities, more than 85 infusion pharmacies, and over 65 ambulatory infusion suites across the United States. With more than 30 years of industry experience, clinical knowledge, and dedicated pharmacy teams, it ensures optimal access to all types of specialty products including oral, injectable, and infusible medications. CoramRx is an affiliate of Coram Specialty Infusion Services, a national leader in specialty home infusion therapies that provides high-quality, individualized care for patients with complex infusion needs. Through the comprehensive services of CoramRx and the experience and expertise of Coram Specialty Infusion Services, CoramRx provides a complete specialty pharmacy solution for manufacturers, payers, prescribers and patients. CoramRx is also accredited by The Joint Commission.

"By applying for and receiving Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation, CoramRx has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and chief executive officer. "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 offers the only third-party, voluntary accreditation program of this scope for the pharmacy benefit management and prescription services industry. 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 .

SOURCE: Coram Specialty Infusion Services