June 5, 2014

Lash Group Earns Health Call Center Accreditation from URAC

Charlotte, Nc. – Today, Lash Group celebrates receiving Health Call Center accreditation from URAC, a significant achievement that will help solidify the company’s position as one of the top patient support services companies in the country. The accreditation, which is specifically focused on the company’s Clinical Services and Adherence programs, is a symbol of excellence that validates Lash Group’s commitment to quality and accountability.

“The Health Call Center accreditation from URAC recognizes our business’s commitment to quality, patient safety, and it’s an acknowledgment of our great people and their dedication to improving business processes,” said Lash Group President Tracy Foster. “Lash Group’s Clinical Services management team has completed Lean Six Sigma training and we’ve put new processes in place to track trends within Adherence programs. This improved visibility will allow us to identify new areas for ongoing business process improvement so we can make patient’s lives better.” 

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.

“By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Lash Group has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said URAC President and CEO Kaylanne Green.

“Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body.”

URAC’s mission is to promote continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of healthcare management through processes of accreditation, education and measurement. URAC offers the largest array of accreditation programs in the United States assessing health plan operations, including but not limited to, network operations, healthcare practitioner credentialing systems, and medical management functions (such as utilization management, case management, disease management, and health call center services).

Lash Group is an AmerisourceBergen company – a $100 billion global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution firm. Lash Group is the second AmerisourceBergen business to receive an accreditation from URAC. US Bioservices received a Specialty Pharmacy Provider accreditation from URAC. AmerisourceBergen offers services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services. Lash Group is part of AmerisourceBergen’s consulting arm and operates out of five locations across the country – the accreditation is tied to the company’s office in Frisco, Texas.

About Lash Group

Lash Group is a patient support services company with more than 20 years of experience in the strategic design and delivery of programs that continuously improve patient access to pharmaceutical products and adherence to therapy. Lash Group applies highly trained personnel and a customer service philosophy of putting the patient first. Through innovative technology and performance reporting, and a commitment to quality and ongoing process improvement, we ensure efficient and optimized delivery of services to patients and providers on behalf of our pharmaceutical, device and biopharma manufacturer clients.

For more information on Lash Group, go to http://www.lashgroup.com. To learn more about AmerisourceBergen, go to http://www.amerisourcebergen.com