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URAC Invites Public Comment on Quality Measures for Pharmacy Accreditation Products

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

URAC, a recognized leader in the promotion of healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and quality measurement, has opened public comment on measurement standards for its pharmacy accreditation products.

URAC’s pharmacy measures were developed in consultation with an independent advisory committee of industry experts. The measures address 13 topics that include turnaround time for prescriptions, generic drug dispensing rates, and statin use among diabetic patients.

The public comment period for URAC’s pharmacy measurements opens on July 28, 2015. Comments will be accepted until August 31, 2015.

“URAC welcomes outside experts and other stakeholders to review our pharmacy measures and contribute their insights so that we may continue to be an effective, independent leader in assessing quality healthcare practices,” said Marybeth Farquhar, URAC’s Vice President, Quality, Research and Measurement.

URAC currently offers six different accreditation products related to pharmacy management: Community Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy, Mail Service Pharmacy, Pharmacy Benefit Management, Drug Therapy Management, and Workers’ Compensation Pharmacy Benefit Management.

For more information, contact Marybeth Farquhar at 202-216-9010 or mfarquhar@urac.org.

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For 25 years, URAC has been the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs that reflect the latest changes in health care and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC’s evidence-based measures and standards are developed through inclusive engagement with a broad range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of health care.

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