PharmaHealth Specialty Pharmacy Receives URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

PharmaHealth Specialty Pharmacy announced today that it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.

PharmaHealth Specialty Pharmacy announced today that it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation. URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation standards address approaches to ensuring appropriate patient protections have been established, such as policies for confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, dispute resolution and other issues. The standards cover staff structure and qualification, quality improvement, information management, oversight of delegated functions, ethics, complaints, and the specialty drug management process.

PharmaHealth Specialty Pharmacy offers a high touch, comprehensive care system of pharmacological care wherein patients with chronic illnesses and complex disease states receive expert therapy management and support tailored to their individual needs. PharmaHealth currently provides these services for patients with cancer, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

“PharmaHealth Specialty Pharmacy is honored to receive Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC,” said Philip Falzarano, chief operating officer of PharmaHealth. “We are very pleased to be recognized in the industry for providing outstanding services. Such a distinction also underscores the quality and commitment of our work with customers, patients, clients, payors, and providers by demonstrating compliance with national standards for Specialty Pharmacy services.”

“By applying for and receiving URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation, PharmaHealth Pharmacy 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 and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body.”

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: URAC