December 3, 2014
US Bioservices Awarded Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC
CHESTERBROOK, PA – AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare solutions leader, announced that its specialty pharmacy company, US Bioservices, has received URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation. The accreditation provides an external validation of excellence in Specialty Pharmacy Management and provides Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) oriented processes that improve operations and enhance compliance. This is the second URAC recognition for US Bioservices; the company received its initial accreditation in 2012 under the original URAC Specialty Pharmacy standards.
“The URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation is a tribute to each and every one of our associates and their unwavering dedication to providing quality specialty pharmacy services,” said Kelly Ratliff, chief operating officer, US Bioservices. “Our goal is to shape healthcare delivery by helping providers and patients navigate the challenges in today’s complex environment.”
Any pharmacy located in the United States that dispenses specialty
drugs to consumers with specific chronic conditions, acute events, or complex
therapies, and provides comprehensive patient education services and
coordination with the patient and prescriber is eligible to apply for the URAC
Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation program.
“By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, US Bioservices has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare,” said URAC president and CEO Kylanne Green. “Quality healthcare 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, 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.
In 2012, US Bioservices became the first AmerisourceBergen business to earn URAC accreditation. Earlier this year, Lash Group, AmerisourceBergen’s patient support services company, received Health Call Center Accreditation from URAC. AmerisourceBergen offers services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services. US Bioservices is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.
About US Bioservices
US Bioservices, a company of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, delivers nationwide specialty pharmacy and nursing services that meet the unique needs of patients, physicians, payers and manufacturers. As an independent specialty pharmacy licensed in all states, US Bioservices administers vital medications, educates patients, and provides the clinical support that increases patient compliance to treatment regimens. For more information about US Bioservices, visit www.usbioservices.com.
AmerisourceBergen is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply channel. With over $100 billion in annualized revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 13,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #28 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.