CMS Releases Proposed Notice Announcing URAC is Seeking Initial Approval as Recognized Home Infusion Therapy Supplier Accreditor

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WASHINGTON – CMS published a proposed notice in the Federal Register on October 24, 2019, acknowledging the receipt of an application from URAC for initial recognition as an accrediting organization for home infusion therapy suppliers. The proposed notice announced a 30-day public comment period which ends on November 25, 2019.

URAC’s Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Supplier Accreditation standards are mapped to CMS requirements and include additional standards based on industry best practices and includes standards related to:

  • Handling of complex pharmaceutical and/or nutritional products
  • Comprehensive patient management
  • Ongoing monitoring to ensure patient safety
  • Coordination of patient care with multidisciplinary care team
  • Business continuity and emergency management
  • Regulatory Compliance

URAC’s Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Supplier Accreditation features a simplified accreditation process, focused standards, reduced burden associated with regulatory compliance and affordable pricing.

“Home infusion therapy is an ever-growing field due to the convenience it offers patients. Given that URAC is the premier accreditor of pharmacy quality management, our accreditation is uniquely designed to meet regulatory requirements governing Medicare home infusion therapy. Our program is keenly focused on the continually evolving but critical role of the pharmacist on the team in managing patient care,” said Dr. Shawn Griffin, President and CEO.

URAC anticipates becoming an approved home infusion therapy supplier accrediting organization by CMS and is currently accepting applications for Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Supplier Accreditation.

 

About URAC

Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in advancing healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs that reflect the latest changes in healthcare 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 healthcare. For more information, visit urac.org.