Walgreens pharmacies earn top accreditation

  • Deerfield-based Walgreens has earned the first enterprisewide URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy for its more than 300 Walgreens community-based specialty pharmacies.

    Deerfield-based Walgreens has earned the first enterprisewide URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy for its more than 300 Walgreens community-based specialty pharmacies. Bloomberg News/file photo 2018

 
Updated 1/6/2020 10:09 AM

DEERFIELD -- Walgreens has earned the first enterprisewide URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy for its more than 300 Walgreens community-based specialty pharmacies located in the United States and Puerto Rico.

URAC is an independent health care accreditation authority, advancing health care quality through accreditation, measurement and innovation. The designation builds on Walgreens previous Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation for select locations granted by URAC in 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"Securing this accreditation from URAC reinforces Walgreens industry-leading specialty pharmacy care among patients, payers, prescribers and health plans," said Rina Shah, Pharm.D., group vice president of specialty and retail pharmacy, Walgreens.

Walgreens earned the URAC accreditation for all its community-based specialty pharmacies through a rigorous process involving the review of patient management standards, policies and procedures and randomly selected site audits by URAC. Walgreens pharmacists located in community-based specialty pharmacies receive enhanced training based on the needs of the local population and specialize in complex disease states, in addition to adhering to URAC standards.

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