CVS/pharmacy earns first-ever URAC Community Pharmacy accreditation

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WASHINGTON — CVS/pharmacy and URAC have announced that CVS/pharmacy is the first pharmacy in the nation to earn the new Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a healthcare accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. All CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug Store locations nationwide have earned this accreditation.

URAC has more than 30 accreditation programs. Its Community Pharmacy Accreditation Program was developed to establish consistent benchmarks and standards for pharmacy practice quality. Organizations that earn URAC's Community Pharmacy Accreditation are recognized as providers of comprehensive patient care and medication management programs, and as leaders in quality and patient safety. 

To achieve this accreditation, CVS/pharmacy underwent an evaluation process to validate the quality of the care and services it provides to its patients, including patient-centered medication management, wellness services, and preventive and chronic disease management. 
"We are proud to be the first national pharmacy to earn URAC Community Pharmacy Accreditation," stated Josh Flum, SVP of retail pharmacy at CVS Caremark. "Having a widely recognized and respected accreditation organization such as URAC independently scrutinize our operation and attest to the quality of the pharmacy care and services we provide demonstrates our continued commitment to helping people on their path to better health as a leader in the healthcare industry."
"CVS/pharmacy is to be commended for its decision to pursue URAC's Community Pharmacy accreditation," added URAC president and CEO Kylanne Green. "Quality healthcare services are crucial to our nation's welfare and CVS Caremark has demonstrated its commitment to quality and accountability not only for this most recent accreditation program but also for the four pharmacy accreditations it has already received."

CVS/pharmacy is now accredited in five of URAC's accreditation programs for pharmacy: community pharmacy, PBM, drug therapy management, specialty pharmacy and mail service pharmacy.

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