WASHINGTON, DC – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC today announced a two-day workshop on the Pharmacy Core v3.1, Specialty Pharmacy v3.0 and Mail Service Pharmacy v3.0 accreditation standards, being held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park on September 21-22, 2017. The workshop will be conducted immediately following the 2017 National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) Annual Meeting, September 18-20.
The Pharmacy Core Standards serve as the common foundation for URAC’s Pharmacy Quality Management accreditation programs. Organizations must meet the Pharmacy Core standards and the function-specific requirements to be URAC-accredited.
In this two-day workshop, URAC's pharmacy reviewers present the standards for Pharmacy Core, Specialty Pharmacy and Mail Service Pharmacy. Attendees get detailed information about URAC’s accreditation standards and the requirements needed to meet them before, during and after the application process. The workshop will detail the accreditation process and scoring methodology, what reviewers will assess during the onsite Validation Review and more.
URAC reviewers will present:
- The basic components of URAC’s accreditation standards and what is needed to meet their intent
- The documentation needed to submit a complete application for desktop review
- Validation Review requirements and activities used by URAC’s review staff
- The scoring methodology of the standards and how reviewers apply them
- Examples of how other organizations have demonstrated compliance to the pharmacy standards
- Key elements of a quality improvement project
- Helpful educational and support resources available to the applicant during the accreditation process
This two-day workshop is ideal for those considering accreditation, first-time applicants as well as for companies undergoing re-accreditation to provide a review of the current standards.
The workshop fee includes breakfast and lunch each day. It does not include hotel accommodations. NASP members attending the annual conference are encouraged to extend their hotel stay to attend these workshops.
To register, click here: https://urac.confedge.com/ap/reg/?i=register&e=52F87128-5884-4BA9-A51F-DCBF2135972B&grp=regnow
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders who are committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs spans 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 urac.org.