PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy announced today that it is applying for Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.
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The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards.
“PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy should be commended for its decision to be reviewed under URAC’s strict quality standards,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “It is critically important for healthcare organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability.”
URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation provides an external validation of excellence in Specialty Pharmacy Management and provides Continuous Quality Improvement oriented processes that improve operations and enhance compliance.
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a well-known leader in promoting healthcare quality through its accreditation, education, and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that model the rapid changes in the healthcare system and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.
About PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy
PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy is a leading national specialty pharmacy headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. PANTHERx Specialty’s mission is to reinvent specialty, revolutionize pharmacy, and redefine care through high-touch clinical services and specialty pharmaceuticals for orphan diseases, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis and other chronic conditions. PANTHERx Specialty provides high-tech medication fulfillment and patient education, along with clinical and financial support services, including counseling on medication adherence and side-effect management. PANTHERx Specialty serves as a contracted 340B specialty pharmacy for covered entities, Ryan White Programs, and state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) throughout the country. For more information, visit www.pantherxrare.com.