CVS Pharmacy retains URAC accreditation in Community Pharmacy field

CVS was the first pharmacy to attain URAC's accreditation.
CVS was the first pharmacy to attain URAC's accreditation. | File photo

After a comprehensive review, CVS Pharmacy has retained Community Pharmacy Accreditation from industry benchmark organization Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC).

"We are proud [to] have received URAC's reaccreditation in Community Pharmacy," Kevin Hourican, retail pharmacy and supply chain executive vice president, said. "At CVS Health, we are committed to being a leader in the pharmacy care industry and helping people on their path to better health. Having a respected accreditation organization such as URAC … confirm the quality of the pharmacy care and services we provide demonstrates that we are fulfilling that commitment."

CVS, coincidentally, was the first pharmacy to attain URAC's accreditation. Of the commission's 30-plus programs, CVS Health is now accredited in Community Pharmacy, Pharmacy Benefit Management, Drug Therapy Management, Specialty Pharmacy, Mail Service Pharmacy and Health Call Center.

URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green confirmed CVS’ outstanding quality standard concurrent with the reaccreditation announcement.

"CVS Pharmacy has chosen to highlight the quality of its service by applying for and receiving Community Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC again in 2017," Green said. "In a crowded marketplace, CVS Pharmacy can prove [that] its quality in areas such as medication management, customer service, and safety adhere to best practices established for quality and value."

CVS’ reaccreditation status includes Longs Drugs and Navarro Discount Pharmacy outlets as well as CVS Pharmacy sites.

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