ACHC adds accreditation

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has launched a mail-order accreditation service. Pharmacies that undergo this accreditation demonstrate compliance with standards that address: pharmacy licensure, shipping methodology, patient and employee safety, prescription intake and review, patient records and communication, personnel training, organizational oversight and ongoing quality improvement. “This accreditation will allow a pharmacy to demonstrate to their customers, insurance providers and regulatory agencies that they have quality systems in place to accurately and safely deliver medications to patients,” said Jon Pritchett, program director for ACHC. OptumRx, a pharmacy care services company, now recognizes ACHC as an approved accreditor for mail-order pharmacies. ACHC also offers accreditation programs for specialty, infusion, long-term care and sterile/non-sterile compounding services.