Navigation Links
PerformRx Earns New URAC Accreditation for Pharmacy Benefit Management
Date:10/4/2007

First voluntary accreditation developed for the industry

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PerformRx, AmeriHealth Mercy's pharmacy benefit management division, announced today that it is among the first companies to receive accreditation under URAC's new Pharmacy Benefit Management Standards.

Nearly 70 percent of Americans receive their prescription medications through pharmacy benefit management companies. URAC accreditation provides assurance for consumers and purchasers that the organization is clinically focused and meets quality standards for consumer protection and empowerment. The standards address organizational quality, customer service, communications, disclosure of pricing policies, pharmaceutical distribution, drug utilization management, and formulary/pharmacy and therapeutics committee.

"It is critical to have national standards for quality in health care," said Daniel J. Hilferty, President and CEO, AmeriHealth Mercy. "This accreditation demonstrates PerformRx's commitment, under the leadership of Mesfin Tegenu, President of PerformRx, to providing accessible, high quality pharmacy benefit management services."

"PerformRx voluntarily sought a rigorous evaluation of its operations and has earned the URAC seal of excellence," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC's president and chief executive officer. "The accreditation standards were developed by a team of experts who buy, pay for and manage pharmaceutical programs, along with those who prescribe, dispense and use the medications. Accreditation is a validation that companies that obtain the URAC seal are committed to quality and are willing to be accountable throughout their operations."

About PerformRx

PerformRx provides "The Next Generation" of pharmacy benefit management services for managed Medicaid and Medicare clients through a distinctive approach that enhances quality and improves financial performance. Serving more than 1.6 million pharmacy lives, PerformRx is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a division of AmeriHealth Mercy. For more information please visit http://www.performrx.com and http://www.amerihealthmercy.com.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation and certification programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE PerformRx
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Indian hospitals require International Accreditation
2. NABH Health accreditations final draft to be released by this month
3. NewYork-Presbyterian Receives Highest Accreditation for Bariatric Surgery
4. Australia Mulls New Accreditation For Overseas Doctors
5. Kerala Hospital To Get Australian Accreditation
6. Kolkata Hospital Wins Accreditation for High Quality Patient Care
7. A success for the Indian pharmacy: gets licence to manufacture Tamiflu
8. Morning-After Pill At The Local Pharmacy Could Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies
9. Pharmacy Board Says Pharmacists Have Right To Refuse Morning-After Pill
10. Pharmacy Care Program Can Increase Medication Adherence in Elderly
11. Karnataka Pharmacy Gets Licence to Produce Medicines from White Arecanut
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... February 13, 2016 , ... In the early or “honeymoon” stage of a ... go out of their way to be romantic, and may exaggerate a strength or ... any online dating profile. , A recent study from Queendom.com , however, ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... a new initiative—the Siemens Foundation-PATH Ingenuity Fellowships—to develop the advanced skills needed ... top students from U.S. universities who will draw from Siemens’ deep knowledge ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... As a ... hectic schedule, a demanding job, and no time to decompress, Rabinowitz found herself drawn ... herself to meditation for its impact on her life, implementing a 20-minute-per-day meditation practice ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Every winter, someone is killed, injured ... West Penn Burn Center, part of the Allegheny Health Network, has partnered ... you the “Space Heaters Need Space” campaign. , “Space Heaters Need Space” ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... Erlanger Agency has announced a new partnership in its ... campaign focuses on the fight against breast cancer, fundraising for a local woman named ... . , Carmen is a loving single mother of two boys who also serves ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)...  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) is pleased to announce the promotion of ... Strategies effective Jan. 23, 2016. To learn ... ... ... ...
(Date:2/12/2016)...  SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that pioneered the use ... surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion for certain disorders of the ... Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) covering the states of Connecticut ... , Massachusetts , Minnesota , ... , Rhode Island , Vermont ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... SEOUL, South Korea , Feb. ... Macrogen, Inc. today announced they will form a ... for precision medicine in cancer. The goal of ... digital-sorting technology with Macrogen,s high-throughput Next Generation Sequencing ... the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: