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The Importance of Accreditation for Specialty Pharmacy Organizations

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The phrase “URAC accredited” has been showing up more frequently in pharmacy contexts, usually indicating that the pharmacy has met the accreditation standards of URAC for specialty pharmacies. This can be an important signifier of quality, safety and reliability of service, which should be important to anyone interacting with specialty pharmacies, including pharmaceutical manufacturers.

KLAS Report Recognizes Conifer Health Solutions as Early Leader in Population Health Management

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Conifer Health Solutions today said it is recognized as an early leader in population health management (PHM) by KLAS, an independent healthcare research firm. In the report, “Population Health Management 2013: Scouting the PHM Roster,” Conifer Health is cited by providers for its ability to predict financial risk, analyze claims and measure performance.

Alicare Medical Management Celebrates 20 Years of URAC Accreditation

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Alicare Medical Management (AMM), a national leader in care management solutions that promotes cost savings and client satisfaction, is celebrating 20 years of meeting URAC’s quality-based standards.

Rite Aid Receives URAC Accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) announced today it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

Transcript Pharmacy earns dual accreditation

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Transcript Pharmacy Inc. has been awarded specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. Transcript Pharmacy is dually-accredited and holds Board of Pharmacy permits allowing it to serve patients in all 50 states.

McKesson’s URAC Reaccreditation Marks a Decade of Quality

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Today McKesson announced that it has once again received Full Core Reaccreditation and Vendor Recertification from URAC, a leader in quality standards for the healthcare industry.

Specialty Pharmacy Networks for Hospitals in the Offing

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Two competing hospital networks are racing against one another to assemble specialty pharmacy programs. Excelera Corp. and UHC, the academic medical center consortium, would serve as middlemen between hospitals and drug manufacturers, supplying the kinds of administrative support, data aggregation services, and clinical follow-up, among other things, that specialty drug manufacturers require in order to deliver expensive, restricted distribution (also referred to as “limited distribution”) drugs to hospitals.

URAC and The Leapfrog Group Announce Winners of the 2013 Hospital Website Transparency Awards Program

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Awards identify outstanding hospital websites that promote transparency of safety and quality measures in a manner that is useful and user-friendly for consumers. Washington, DC– December 4, 2013 – URAC and The Leapfrog Group announced today the winners of the 2013 Hospital Website Transparency Awards Program.  The two organizations have partnered for a second year […]

The URAC PCMH Practice Achievement Program – Article from Medical Home News

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The URAC PCMH Practice Achievement Program – Article from Medical Home News ### 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 […]

URAC’s Comments to Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committee White Paper: Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform

Monday, November 11th, 2013

URAC’s Comments to Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committee White Paper: Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform ### 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 […]

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