WOONSOCKET, R.I. — URAC has reaccredited CVS Pharmacy in Community Pharmacy, the company announced Thursday. The accreditation is the result of the CVS Pharmacy demonstrating a commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes, and encompasses all CVS Pharmacy, Longs Drugs and Navarro Discount Pharmacy locations.
"We are proud that our pharmacies have received URAC's reaccreditation in Community Pharmacy," CVS Health EVP retail pharmacy and supply chain Kevin Hourican 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 take a close look at the operation of our pharmacies and confirm the quality of the pharmacy care and services we provide demonstrates that we are fulfilling that commitment."
The URAC Community Pharmacy accreditation was created in 2014 as one of its more than 30 accreditation programs. It recognizes pharmacies that provide comprehensive patient care and medication management programs. CVS Pharmacy had to undergo a rigorous evaluation process that validated the quality of its care and services, including medication management, wellness services, preventive services and chronic disease management.
"CVS Pharmacy has chosen to highlight the quality of its service by applying for and receiving Community Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC again in 2017," said Kylanne Green, URAC President and CEO. "In a crowded marketplace, CVS Pharmacy can prove its quality in areas such as medication management, customer service, and safety adhere to best practices established for quality and value."
With this accreditation, CVS Pharmacy has six URAC accreditations, including Pharmacy Benefit Management, Drug Therapy Management, Specialty Pharmacy, Mail Service Pharmacy and Health Call Center.