Aug 14, 2018

ACHC and ExceleraRx Corp. Form Partnership

Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) is pleased to announce its partnership with ExceleraRx Corp., a move that aims to better serve some of the most vulnerable and complex patients, while also reducing costs across the specialty pharmacy industry through enhanced care and services.

“ACHC is very excited to enter this partnership with ExceleraRx,” said Matthew Hughes, ACHC Business Development Director. “Their organization provides outstanding services to the specialty pharmacy network, of which they are a unique and highly valued component. We are looking forward to working together with them to expand and enhance the services that the health systems in their network provide.”

“We are pleased to partner with ACHC, a recognized leader in pharmacy compliance, for accreditation services,” said Lorrie Carr, CEO of ExceleraRx Corp. “This partnership is congruent with our mission to provide Excelera members with the tools and best practices which allow them to demonstrate high-quality service through compliance with national regulations and industry best practices.”

ExceleraRx Corp. supports the Excelera Specialty Pharmacy Network, a national network of specialty pharmacies based at health systems and academic medical centers, enabling member organizations to gain access to limited distribution drugs and restricted payer agreements. The Excelera network provides national-scale efficiency and collaboration to improve quality and value of outpatient specialty drug therapy for population health outcomes. Excelera's mission is to “provide tools, technology and best practices around high-performing specialty pharmacy capabilities to network members, so that they can provide integrated, coordinated care to complex patients at the point-of-care leading to improved health outcomes and decreased healthcare costs." For a current list of Excelera specialty pharmacy network members, or for more information about becoming a member of the Excelera national specialty pharmacy network, visit excelerarx.com or follow them on LinkedIn.

ACHC is a nonprofit 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 a friendly, 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. For more information on ACHC accreditation programs, or to download ACHC Accreditation Standards, please visit achc.org or contact customerservice@achc.org or (855) 937-2242.

Specialty pharmacies dispense medications (injectable, intravenous or oral) which require special handling to a client's/patient's home, physician’s office, or clinic specializing in certain disease states. Specialty medications target a specific population with a chronic and sometimes life-threatening disease. Specialty pharmacy services include disease-specific clinical monitoring, as well as patient education, compliance and adherence programs.

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