Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that Humana Pharmacy Solutions and RightSource Specialty Pharmacy have been awarded accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.
The URAC standards development process is consensus driven, with hundreds of industry experts serving as volunteers to establish and revise appropriate industry benchmarks.
“URAC accreditation is additional recognition of our fast-growing PBM and specialty pharmacy services, and the operational excellence each of these organizations has achieved,” said William Fleming, President of Humana Pharmacy Solutions.
RightSource Specialty Pharmacy serves members requiring medications to treat genetic, rare, chronic or complex health care conditions. In addition to prescription and dispensing management, RightSource personally connects with members to guide them as they manage often challenging medical conditions and their associated costs. Services include patient education, one-on-one coaching, benefits verification, coordination with members’ health care provider team, and therapy counseling to assure medication adherence.Humana Pharmacy Solutions manages pharmacy benefits for employer groups and individuals, offering a comprehensive array of patient care centered plan options and pricing strategies. “Humana Pharmacy Solutions and RightSource Specialty Pharmacy should both be commended for meeting URAC Specialty Pharmacy accreditation,” said URAC Chief Operating Officer William Vandervennet. “It is critically important for health care organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability. URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment.” URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry.