3 easy steps to begin your URAC accreditation

Obtain the standards at the URAC store
Request a consultation
Sign the application agreement for accreditation
Sign the application agreement for accreditation
Wonder what URAC Pharmacy Accreditation Program is right for you?

Top Validation of Excellence

As the only PBM accreditor in the country, URAC's industry experts are uniquely able to collaborate with your team to facilitate learning and create a framework for continuous improvement in areas such as:

  • Customer service and communication benchmarks and safeguards
  • Financial disclosures mechanisms
  • Pharmacy distribution channels
  • Drug use management standards

Once you begin the process, your organization can be fully accredited in six months or less.

Accreditation Benefits

URAC’s stringent standards help accredited PBMs focus formulary decisions on two criteria:  the safety, efficacy and therapeutic need for drugs, as well as associated cost. The process brings numerous benefits, which include:

  • Driving appropriate therapeutic outcomes  and reducing adverse events
  • Promoting clinically appropriate, safe and effective drug therapy
  • Ensuring an up-to-date formulary, appeals process, peer review and committee standards

Download our Pharmacy Benefit Management Standards-at-a-Glance and Measures-at-a-Glance.


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.

Who May Apply

Pharmacy benefit management companies, health plans and other health care organizations are welcome to apply for this credential.

Applicable accreditations include:

For your subsidiaries and internal services, consider these additional accreditations: