TROY, MI–(Marketwired – Sep 22, 2015) – DirectRx (www.DirectRx.com), an independent, specialty pharmacy based in Troy, Mich., today announced it has been awarded the Specialty Pharmacy (SRX) accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), a national organization developed by homecare and alternate-site healthcare industry providers. The announcement was made by Amanda Berishaj, PharmD, of DirectRx.
The ACHC accreditation follows the company’s Specialty Pharmacy accreditation by URAC in 2014, making DirectRx one of the few independent, specialty pharmacies to have achieved both prestigious accreditations. The standards for ACHC accreditation promote quality services and ensure optimum care for the patient. Accreditation by CACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. The entire accreditation process is a collaborative, educational, and genuinely patient-focused approach which has gained respect and recognition as an accrediting organization uniquely committed to health care providers.
“As a family-owned business, owned and operated by doctors of pharmacy, we are proud to receive this accreditation,” said Amanda Berishaj PharmD, of DirectRx. “With more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, the leadership team at DirectRx is experienced, innovative and accessible to our patients. We have worked hard to ensure that our company fulfills the requirements set forth by ACHC, and we look forward to maintaining and exceeding those expectations in the future.”
“Through this accreditation, we are confident that our specialty pharmacy patients will remain within our carefully coordinated circle of care,” Berishaj added. “At DirectRx, there are no gaps in patient care between physician and pharmacy because we believe that collaboration and communication are critical to creating favorable treatment outcomes. We are large enough to provide the full range of specialty medications, yet small enough to care that each patient stays on their prescribed regimen and receives the support they need throughout the course of their treatment.”
An SRX dispenses medications which target a specific population with a chronic and sometimes life-threatening disease, including Crohn’s disease/ulcerative colitis, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis (MS), cancer, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Specialty Pharmacy includes disease specific clinical monitoring as well as patient compliance and adherence programs. Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards.
URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation, received in 2014, provides an external validation of excellence in Specialty Pharmacy Management and provides Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) oriented processes that improve operations and enhance compliance.
ACHC (www.achc.org) is a not-for-profit accreditation organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. The organization has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice, and DMEPOS and a Quality Management System that is certified to ISO 9001:2008. ACHC is the provider’s choice for accreditation because of its personal Account Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing, and consultative approach to accreditation. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. #ACHC
DirectRx is an independent, NABP-accredited, specialty pharmacy dedicated to providing patients with unparalleled, personalized pharmaceutical care. Unlike other pharmacies, DirectRx is owned and operated by certified doctors of pharmacy. As a family-owned business, the company has grown to serve more than 20 states since its inception more than two decades ago. Investments in technology help to provide clients with accurate, timely orders at competitive prices. www.DirectRx.com