Valued Credential of Quality

Our team of experts works collaboratively with yours to demonstrate your organization has high standards in critical areas, including:

  • Policies and procedures for identifying, managing, and communicating drug safety and efficacy issues, as well as risks that may compromise the consumer safety
  • Drug utilization management tools for achieving effective medication therapy management
  • Standards for staff training and education on regulatory requirements, to include conflict of interest, regulatory reference materials and training materials
  • Policies and/or documented procedures to establish accountability while providing customer service
  • Clear consumer communication on consumer rights and responsibilities
  • Electronic prescribing and integration with essential aspects of drug utilization management
  • Medication therapy management services that meet the needs of the individual patients

Long-Lasting Benefits

By earning the respected Community Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, your organization will reap long-lasting dividends that:

  1. Elevate contracting power, credibility and differentiation over competitors as payers and stakeholders are assured of organizational competency
  2. Provide a practical roadmap for ongoing improvement with operational and clinical infrastructure, processes and efficiencies
  3. Deliver risk management peace-of-mind with standards that prevent and manage liabilities
  4. Inspire innovation through a non-prescriptive approach that support your specific business and clinical practices
  5. Validate compliance with all state and federal regulations, licensing and other regulatory requirements
  6. Help you stay informed of breaking industry trends

What to Expect

In six months or less, URAC will collaborate with your team to create a flexible framework for continuous improvement without prescribing how to meet those standards. URAC’s approach stimulates innovation across the continuum of care through email, conference calls and educational webinars.

We award accreditation for a full three years and we require annual reporting of quality measures. Download our Community Pharmacy Standards-at-a-Glance and Elements-at-a-Glance for more information.

Who May Apply

To apply, an organization must be a duly licensed pharmacy in good standing within the jurisdiction of its practice, with at least one retail location handling prescription intake and dispensing as well as providing and reporting outcomes on medication therapy management and drug therapy management.