On Dec. 19, 2016, the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement, announced the official designation of Publix Specialty Pharmacy as a recipient of its specialty pharmacy accreditation.
Why is specialty pharmacy accreditation so important?
Specialty pharmacies dispense and oversee the use of high-cost medications for complex conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C, and many others. Because costs and complexities associated with these types of medications can be extremely high for both patients and providers, it is imperative for a pharmacy to earn accreditation in dispensing and overseeing these therapy options.
The URAC specialty pharmacy accreditation recognizes a pharmacy’s superior capabilities and performance in business management, operations, patient safety, support, and education, as well as other factors vital to effective specialty therapy oversight and optimal patient outcomes.
URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green expressed in a recent URAC press release, “It’s necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher level of treatment for patients so desired outcomes are achieved. Publix Specialty Pharmacy shows a dedication to patient education and safety through the recognition of quality it received with URAC’s independent accreditation. With URAC accreditation, people know that Publix Specialty Pharmacy strives to adhere to industry best practices.”
Therigy extends its congratulations and highest praises to Publix Specialty Pharmacy. Therigy is honored to guide organizations like Publix Specialty Pharmacy through their complex journeys in demonstrating the highest practice standards through specialty pharmacy accreditation.