|Market 32 Earns URAC Reaccreditation in Specialty Pharmacy |
|01:30PM / Monday, January 30, 2023|
SCHENECTADY, NY. — Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets announced that its specialty pharmacy has been reaccredited under the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) specialty pharmacy accreditation 4.0 standards.
The company first launched specialty pharmacy services in 2015.
According to a press release, URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality, setting high standards for clinical practice, consumer protections, performance measurement, operations infrastructure, and risk management.
"Receiving this URAC accreditation reinforces the commitment of our Specialty Pharmacy team to provide the highest quality of patient care," said Alisha Roberts, Manager of Pharmacy Services and Business Development for Northeast Grocery's shared services team. "Our comprehensive specialty pharmacy solution provides patients not only with customized expertise, but also with a high level of medication support that includes navigating insurance benefits, identifying financial assistance, and engaging in comprehensive communication with healthcare providers. Such personalized continuity of care ultimately achieves better adherence to prescribed therapy and an improvement in overall health outcomes."
A specialty pharmacy is accredited, state-licensed and provides costly and complex medications for people with serious health conditions requiring complex therapies; patient care and monitoring services; support for reimbursement challenges; training in medication usage; comprehensive treatment assessment; and frequent communication with the applicable caregivers; physicians and healthcare providers.
The services of a specialty pharmacy drive adherence and persistency, proper management of medication dosing and side effects, and ensure appropriate medication use.
"We are thrilled to have been reaccredited by URAC," said Scott Guisinger, vice president of Pharmacy for Northeast Grocery's shared services team. "This recognition crowns our provision of best-in-class patient-centric solutions designed to meet the diverse needs of our patients, while further solidifying our status as a trusted, complete health and wellness destination."