Navigation Links
URAC CEO Testifies Before New Hampshire Legislators Regarding New URAC Standards for Pharmacy Benefit Management
Date:9/27/2007

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- URAC President and CEO Alan P. Spielman presented testimony Sept. 26 about the development of URAC's Pharmacy Benefit Management and Drug Therapy Management standards to a subcommittee of the New Hampshire House Committee on Executive Departments and Administration.

(LOGO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030501/URACLOGO )

The subcommittee is currently considering New Hampshire House Bill 561, which would regulate the practice of pharmacy benefit management and contracts for pharmacy benefit management. Spielman's testimony offered insight into the comprehensiveness of URAC's new accreditation, particularly in the key areas of interest for regulators--clinical focus, consumer and client disclosures, and safeguards to assure that pharmacy network management protects patient safety and is based on solid contracting practices. A transcript of the testimony may be found at http://www.urac.org/programs/pbm.aspx.

Pharmacy benefit management is a relatively young health care management segment, but has grown rapidly as more health care dollars are spent on prescription drugs. In recent years, it has been the subject of increased interest from state legislatures, regulators and the courts. Independent, third-party accreditation is valuable as it enables organizations to voluntarily demonstrate excellence.

Nearly 80 percent of Americans receive their prescription medications through pharmacy benefit management companies, and one in every five health care dollars is spent on prescription drugs. URAC's Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation Standards are the only national standards for the design and operation of pharmacy benefit management programs designed to assure access to drugs and pharmacies, assure patient safety, and manage use of drugs by patients.

"With the advent of consumer-focused health care, where patients make more decisions in medical benefits and services, and the continued controversy and confusion around pharmacy benefit management, the time is right for these national accreditation standards that measure pharmacy benefit management quality and provide an evaluative tool for customers of pharmacy benefit management organizations," Spielman said.

To read more go to: http://www.urac.org/programs/pbm.aspx

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 URAC
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Ambulance queue before hospitals with emergency patients
2. Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence
3. Stop and think before you eat
4. Radiation before surgery cuts cancer reappearance
5. Boys demand more than girls, even before birth
6. Controlling Allergies Before They Start
7. Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate Can Now Be Predicted Before Birth
8. Before Weight Loss Surgery One Should Get Tested for Bacteria
9. FDA asks the doctors to take the patients’ dietary history before prescribing medication
10. Need for considering cardiovascular risks before giving HAART for HIV/aids patients
11. Avoid Coffee Before Undergoing PET/ CT scans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... American Veterinarian™, the leading multimedia ... medicine, announces the launch of Veterinarian’s Money Digest™, a business and financial resource ... of American Veterinarian™. , “We look forward to launching Veterinarian’s Money ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... EpiGentek , a Farmingdale, ... recent RNA methylation “gold rush” with their established portfolio of optimized assay kits ... N6-methyladenosine, or m6A , RNA methylation has received a new burst in ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... According to the American Cancer ... stages, is more than 95%. Once the cancer spreads to other organs, bones, or ... find out how to avoid this latter group, tune in to Lifestyle Magazine ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... ?Grow Healthy Vending LLC announced today ... between itself and 1800 Vending DBA Healthy You Vending. (Civil No. 1:14-CV-00121-CW/ United ... announce that we have now reached a settlement agreement regarding the ongoing lawsuits ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Harris Communications, Inc., a leading provider of ... latest products to the Deaf Seniors of America Conference, April 4-7 at the Hotel ... with knowledgeable ASL friendly staff from Harris Communications and to try out the newest ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... WAUKESHA, Wis. , March 27, 2017  A ... one of only four freestanding hospitals in the country ... in plastic and reconstructive surgery, concluded that the Surfacide ... effective and integral component in reducing bacterial pathogens not ... The findings were published at the American Burn Association,s ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... VANCOUVER, British Columbia , March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... of Directors has appointed William "Bill" Dubiel as President ... Dubiel was also elected to the Board of Directors ... serve as the Executive Chairman of LightIntegra. ... become LightIntegra,s next President and Chief Executive Officer. We,ve ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... SAN MATEO, Calif. , March 27, 2017 ... has been acquired by Ethicon, a division of ... Reflux Management System for the treatment of gastro-esophageal ... on magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) technology and the ... European medical centers. Torax Medical was ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: