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Walgreens Gains First Enterprise-Wide URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates.

Reportedly, Walgreens has received the first enterprise-wide URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy for more than 300 Walgreens community-based specialty pharmacies based in the United States and Puerto Rico. Walgreens community-based specialty pharmacies located near medical office buildings or health systems across the nation offer patients individualized support to manage, recognize chronic and complex conditions like HIV, hepatitis C, oncology, organ transplant, and cystic fibrosis.

Rina Shah, PharmD, group vice president of specialty and retail pharmacy, Walgreens stated, “Securing this accreditation from URAC reinforces Walgreens industry-leading specialty pharmacy care among patients, payors, prescribers and health plans,” , “We recognize that patients with life-changing and serious health challenges often need high-touch support from their pharmacy team. Our unique model of specialty pharmacy care embedded locally within our patients’ communities is critical to providing individualized support to patients with help accessing their medications, understanding their treatment and remaining adherent.”

The URAC accreditation for all its community-based specialty pharmacies through a meticulous process involving the revision of patient management standards, policies and procedures, and randomly selected site audits by URAC.

Shawn Griffin, MD, president, and CEO at URAC stated, “By rolling up its sleeves to attain a tough URAC accreditation, Walgreens is demonstrating its commitment to performing at the highest possible level and serving the health care needs of its specialty pharmacy customers,” , “Patients who use Walgreens community-based specialty pharmacies should rest assured that they’re working with a partner operating with high quality at each of their more than 300 locations.”

To learn more about Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walgreens Boots Alliance Page.

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(Read Original Story: Walgreens Earns First Enterprise-Wide URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation for More than 300 Community-Based Specialty Pharmacies in Business Wire)


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