WellCare's Exactus Pharmacy Solutions Achieves URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Feb 11, 2016, 08:30 ET from WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Exactus Pharmacy Solutions, a WellCare (NYSE: WCG) company providing high-quality specialty pharmacy care for those suffering from long-term, life-threatening or rare conditions, announced today it has achieved full Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, education and measurement.

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. The rigorous process requires applicants to submit policies, procedures and other organizational information for review.

"We are committed to helping to improve the lives of our members by providing industry leading specialty pharmacy services," said Laura Hungiville, WellCare's chief pharmacy officer. "URAC's comprehensive review and accreditation process validates the quality of our work and underscores the best practices we have implemented to help our members lead better, healthier lives."

"We applaud WellCare's Exactus Pharmacy Solutions on achieving URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. "In today's health care market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality health care."

WellCare's Exactus Pharmacy Solutions works closely with doctors to empower and educate members with complex and chronic medical conditions such as cancer, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. It provides members with information regarding medication side effects and symptoms; refills and supplies; medication administration training; and general medication education to help them realize the best clinical outcomes possible.

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2015. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.




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