ST. LOUIS, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Accredo® specialty pharmacy, a subsidiary of Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX), has earned URAC's specialty pharmacy accreditation at its primary dispensing locations: Warrendale, Pa., New Castle, Del., Indianapolis, Ind., Orlando, Fla., Memphis, Tenn., Greensboro, N.C., Nashville, Tenn., and Corona, Calif.
In addition, Express Scripts Freedom Fertility Pharmacy, located in Byfield, Mass., gained renewal of URAC's specialty pharmacy accreditation.
URAC is a Washington D.C.-based independent accreditor of health care management organizations. To earn its specialty pharmacy accreditation, pharmacies must pass rigorous performance measures, which include meeting accuracy and turnaround time of dispensed prescriptions, having policies and procedures that ensure adherence to drug safety protocols, and maintaining a patient-centered strategy for its patient management program.
"Our patients are at the center of everything we do, and we serve those with the most complex, chronic diseases," said Brian Seiz, president, Accredo. "We're proud to receive URAC accreditation and we're appreciative of its validation of the quality and value of the care provided by our team."
Specialized Patient Care
Accredo specialty pharmacies provide personalized patient care. Extensive patient education and proactive outreach help improve health outcomes while reducing healthcare costs. Accredo's team of specialty clinicians include 500 specialist pharmacists and 550 field-based nurses located throughout the U.S.
Through its Therapeutic Resource Centers®, Accredo provides care for a variety of conditions including cancer, hepatitis C, transplant, bleeding disorders, autoimmune disease, and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
"It's necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher of level of treatment for patients so desired outcomes are achieved. Accredo shows a dedication to patient education and safety through the recognition of quality it received with URAC's independent accreditation," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "With URAC accreditation, people know that Accredo strives to adhere to industry practices."
About Express Scripts
Express Scripts puts medicine within reach of tens of millions of people by aligning with plan sponsors, taking bold action and delivering patient-centered care to make better health more affordable and accessible.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services, including network-pharmacy claims processing home delivery pharmacy care, specialty pharmacy care, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services. Express Scripts also distributes a full range of biopharmaceutical products and provides extensive cost-management and patient-care services.
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in advancing healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs that reflect the latest changes in healthcare and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC uses evidence-based measures and develops standards through inclusive engagement with a broad range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. For more information, visit urac.org
Christine Portell, Express Scripts