Not accredited yet? Just you wait

Chi, Judy
October 2006
Drug Topics;10/9/2006, Vol. 150 Issue 19, p12
Trade Publication
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.


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