What is URAC Accreditation and Why is it Important to Specialty Pharmacies?

Published On: October 22nd, 2021Categories: Specialty

The Utilization Review Accreditation Commission was founded in 1990 and officially shortened its name to URAC in 1996. Based in Washington DC, URAC is the nation’s largest independent healthcare accreditation organization and establishes quality standards for the entire healthcare industry. Currently, URAC recognizes the quality of more than 1,000 healthcare organizations through its accreditation and certification programs. 


What is URAC Accreditation? 

URAC accredits and certifies different types of healthcare entities like pharmacies, healthcare providers, and hospitals. URAC defines accreditation as “the process of rigorous review that allows health care organizations to demonstrate their ability to meet regulatory requirements and national standards established via a URAC stakeholder consensus process and recognized as key benchmarks for measuring the quality of an organization.” URAC Accreditation assures patients, manufacturers, and purchasers that your network and facilities meet professional qualifications and have gone through a rigorous credentialing process.


Why is URAC Accreditation Important? 

URAC’s rigorous, evidence-based standards come from multidisciplinary expert advisory groups from multiple health care fields. Committed to quality and accountability, URAC works to improve overall healthcare and patient outcomes. As an independent third-party organization, URAC is recognized by many payers and manufacturers as the leader in pharmacy accreditation.  

Having a URAC Pharmacy Accreditation demonstrates to partners, payers, and patients that a pharmacy adheres to the strictest standards and can assure the highest quality of specialized clinical services. The high standards set by URAC provide a mark of distinction for healthcare organizations to demonstrate accountability and their commitment to quality. Accreditation helps specialty pharmacies demonstrate their value and commitment to deliver specialized clinical services.


PFSP Specialty Pharmacy is an accredited Specialty Pharmacy. We follow strict policies and procedures to ensure patients have access to appropriate medications, protect patient health information, adhere to drug safety protocols, evaluate customer satisfaction, provide quick and accurate turnaround time of prescriptions, establish timeliness of customer service operations, and maintain a commitment to the care of our patients.


PFSP Specialty Pharmacy provides patients and their physicians an exceptionally high standard of care with our growing team of specialized pharmacists and staff. Our dedicated team of pharmacists focus on improving adherence for patients and work to find an approach that works best for them. Bringing a fresh take on what a Specialty Pharmacy can and should be, we are committed to the care of our patients. We take pride in being an ethical resource within our community and strive each day to help our patients live enriching and full lives.