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Medication at the Point of Care

Physician dispensing is an important component of the care delivery system, particularly for patients with chronic or debilitating disease that require specialty medications administered by the physician. Prescribing providers can also schedule timely follow-up to monitor ongoing compliance, dosage adjustments and side effects.

Recognizing the pivotal role of physician-led care, URAC launched a Specialty Physician Practice Dispensing (SPPD) Accreditation program.

THE URAC Difference

Achieving SPPD Accreditation validates physician dispensing abilities by the country’s undisputed leader in pharmacy accreditation. With more than half of our 1,000 clients earning accreditation or designation under our Pharmacy Quality Management® suite, only URAC offers such vast experience supporting specialty medication dispensing programs.

By using our comprehensive Specialty Pharmacy standards for the SPPD program, we enable physician practices to document that their dispensing capabilities are equal to those of accredited specialty pharmacies. URAC’s SPPD Accreditation standards include the same focus areas as the Specialty Pharmacy program.

Benefits of Accreditation

URAC accreditation demonstrates your organization’s high standards and exceptional operations. Additional example of the benefits:

  • Substantiates your efforts to increase medication adherence and improve the quality of care
  • Helps you enhance the patient experience by improving satisfaction and meeting best practice standards
  • Helps you gain critical network access and potentially increase revenue and profitability
  • Provides a practical roadmap for ongoing improvement

What to Expect

Within six months or less, we will collaborate with your physician practice to create a flexible framework for continuous improvement in medication dispensing. While our experts define the dispensing standards of excellence, they do not prescribe how you must meet those standards.

We offer you a comprehensive and flexible accreditation program that helps you drive efficiencies and improve patient outcomes while inspiring innovation. This way, we prepare you to meet obligations now and map a path to help you thrive.

URAC awards SPPD Accreditation for a full three years and requires annual reporting of quality measures.

Who May Apply

To be eligible, an organization must have the capability to dispense medication directly from a physician’s office pursuant to a medication order. You must also be in good standing with a unique tax ID, operating in the United States.

You can review the Standards-at-a-Glance for more information.