URAC Invites Public Comment for Home Infusion Therapy Accreditation Standards

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WASHINGTON, DC – March 14, 2019 – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC opens the proposed Home Infusion Therapy Standards for public comment beginning on March 14, 2019, and ending March 22, 2019, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Click here to access the proposed Home Infusion Therapy standards and the tool for providing public comment: http://standards.urac.commentinput.com/?id=4S9kg

“The pursuit of public comment on proposed standards is a critical and valuable function of the URAC standards development process,” says Cheri Lattimer, chairperson of URAC’s Standards Committee. “Each comment is carefully reviewed and considered by the committee as well as by URAC staff. While a careful review of pertinent CMS regulations and the current literature informs the standards, additional input is important prior to publication and launch.”

Program standards for Home Infusion Therapy are organized into four focus areas:

  1. Practice Management
  2. Practice Standards, Guidelines and Protocols
  3. Consumer Safety
  4. Patient Care

The proposed Home Infusion Therapy standards are intended for URAC-accredited specialty pharmacies as an additional recognition of quality and excellence in handling of medications and nutrients administered in alternative settings that often require specialized equipment and staff capabilities for quality assurance and patient safety.  

Following the public comment period and final Board approval, URAC will accept applications from URAC-accredited pharmacies for Home Infusion Therapy v1.0 accreditation as a supplement to their current accreditation or at the time of reaccreditation. Specialty pharmacies seeking initial URAC accreditation may apply for Home Infusion Therapy recognition concurrently.  

For more information about URAC’s Home Infusion Therapy standards, contact URAC Product Development Principal Deborah Smith at 202-962-8802 or send an email to: Program_Standards_and_Maintenance@urac.onmicrosoft.com.

 

About URAC

Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC is a nonprofit organization using evidence-based measures and developing standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.  For more information, visit www.urac.org.

 

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