TITLE

Not accredited yet? Just you wait

AUTHOR(S)
Chi, Judy
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Drug Topics;10/9/2006, Vol. 150 Issue 19, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses about accreditation of healthcare providers. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) revises its standards of accreditation every year which health-system pharmacists must comply with. Hospital pharmacists, durable medical equipment, prosthetics and orthotics suppliers, compounding pharmacies, technician training even Pharmacy Benefit Managements Institute undergo accreditation except for community pharmacists. However, URAC has established its requirements for the first-ever accreditation program which will be released in 2007. Accreditation is escalating and is becoming a widespread trend which calls for all healthcare settings and providers to submit themselves for certification.
ACCESSION #
22712785

 

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