WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- URAC, the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement, is proud to announce that Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. (PSI) has earned URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy, 3.0 Accreditation Program. By achieving this status, PSI has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.
Located in Bogart, Georgia and part of the Maxor family of companies, Pharmaceutical Specialties is a leading pharmacy specializing in pulmonary medicine including cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis, endocrine therapies including growth hormone, and GI medicine including Hepatitis C and Crohn's disease.
URAC is an independent accrediting body with a mission to promote continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of healthcare management through processes of accreditation, education, and measurement. URAC's accreditation is an "evaluative, rigorous, transparent, and comprehensive process in which a health care organization undergoes an examination of its systems, processes, and performance by an impartial external organization (accrediting body) to ensure that it is conducting business in a manner that meets predetermined criteria and is consistent with national standards." www.urac.org
PSI's URAC accreditation illustrates Maxor's ongoing commitment to providing quality specialized clinical services to patients. The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards.
"Full accreditation is a certification of the quality high-touch clinical services and conscientious patient support which have generated trust and loyalty from numerous prescribers, clinics, treatment centers, and most of all our wonderful patients," said Keith Sledge, President and Founder of PSI.
"Receiving URAC accreditation validates our focus and commitment to providing quality clinical programs and services to the national standards for a Specialty Pharmacy," said Mike Ellis, RPh, CEO of Maxor.
"It's necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher level of treatment for patients so desired outcomes are achieved. Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. shows a dedication to patient education and safety through the recognition of quality it received with URAC's independent accreditation," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "With URAC accreditation, people know that Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. strives to adhere to industry best practices."
PSI is part of the Maxor family of companies. Established in 1926, Maxor is a leading pharmacy services platform that consists of three primary business segments: (i) Pharmaceutical Specialties, Maxor Specialty and IV Solutions, providing specialty pharmacy, respiratory, and home infusion services; accredited by URAC, the Accreditation Commission for Health Care and by The Joint Commission, respectively; (ii) MaxorPlus, providing client and patient-focused URAC accredited pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services with desired clinical outcomes; and (iii) Maxor Pharmacy Management and Consulting Services, providing on-site outpatient pharmacy management, 340B audits, and consulting services to hospitals, health systems, Federally Qualified Health Plans, DSH hospitals, and self-funded employer groups.
These segments offer complementary services that aim to improve the health of patients and efficiently manage pharmacy expenditures for Maxor's patients and clients. More information on Maxor can be found by visiting www.maxor.com.
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification, education, and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of health care. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the health care industry, addressing health care management, health care operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to show-case their validated commitment to quality and accountability.
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