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UAB Awarded Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Specialty Pharmacy

UAB Medicine Specialty Pharmacy Services has been granted full URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy. URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and measurement.

UAB Specialty Pharmacy focuses on high-cost, high-touch medication therapy for patients with complex disease states. The disease states treated range from cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis to rare genetic conditions.

URAC accreditation requires applicants to submit policies, procedures and other organizational information that is followed by a review. Once an application is received by URAC, a primary reviewer is assigned and coordinates all aspects of the review until a decision on accreditation has been determined.

“This is yet another example of UAB’s dedication to providing high-quality patient care each and every day,” said Mark Todd, chief pharmacy officer at UAB. “Not only is it an honor to earn this status, it is rewarding to know that the hard work and commitment of our highly skilled pharmacy staff are nationally recognized.”

“It’s necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher level of treatment for patients so desired outcomes are achieved,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “UAB shows a dedication to patient education and safety through the recognition of quality it received with URAC’s independent accreditation. With URAC accreditation, people know that UAB strives to adhere to industry best practices.”