Centric Health Resources receives URAC accreditation

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. Healthcare-accrediting organization URAC has awarded specialty pharmacy accreditation to Centric Health Resources, Centric announced.

Centric, which calls itself a “patient-centric health management organization,” uses a direct-distribution model to narrow the gap between drug makers, providers, payers and patients with rare and chronic genetic disorders.

“Receiving this accreditation is important in that it provides a comprehensive strategy for creating standards that address the broad scope of pharmacy benefit management practice,” Centric VP quality assurance Doug Carlson said in a statement. “Centric will now have an opportunity to align its quality practices with industry-recognized standards and further demonstrate our commitment to quality.”

URAC based its accreditation on criteria developed by its pharmacy advisory committee, which includes representatives from retail pharmacy, pharmacy benefit management, employers, consumers, health plans and others.

“By applying for and receiving the specialty pharmacy accreditation, Centric has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” URAC president and CEO Alan Spielman said. “Quality health care is crucial to our naiton’s welfare,  and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.”

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