Acentrus Specialty™ Clients Benefit from Partnership with Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA)
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acentrus Specialty™, the health system solution for specialty pharmacy, announces a strategic partnership with Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) to provide specialty pharmacy practice accreditation to Acentrus clients.
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“We are extremely pleased to expand Acentrus’ portfolio of offerings to include an agreement with CPPA, which serves as a unique accreditor originating from within the pharmacy profession,” said George Zula, vice president of Acentrus Specialty. “CPPA accreditation demonstrates measurable, safe, and effective patient care is being provided by the accredited pharmacy practice.”
“Pharmacists’ contributions to improving medication therapy outcomes are gaining increased support as the health care system re-engineers and requires all providers to meet quality measures in various value-based programs, including the CMS Quality Payment Program and CMS Star Ratings Program,” said Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon), FASHP, Chief Executive Officer, ASHP. “CPPA accreditation has become an important differentiator for specialty pharmacy practices to demonstrate high standards in the provision of quality patient care and meaningful patient care outcomes. This has become vitally important for specialty pharmacies, including our health-system specialty pharmacies, as they seek inclusion in payer and manufacturer specialty pharmacy networks.”
About Acentrus Specialty™
Acentrus Specialty is the Integrated Care Network and health system solution for specialty pharmacy, addressing the largest and fastest growing area of health care expenditures by empowering clients to deliver exceptional, cost-effective, local integrated care. This is accomplished through a comprehensive, coordinated portfolio of services and specialty pharmacy products, as well as client sharing of clinical and operational best practices. For more information, visit www.acentrusrx.com and follow Acentrus Specialty on LinkedIn.
The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) is a nonprofit organization established in 2012 through a partnership of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) to recognize pharmacy practices for providing patient care services that improve health outcomes and contribute to lower health care costs. The CPPA mission, unique among accreditors, is to raise the level of pharmacy-delivered patient care services through accreditation and, thus, serve the public health. These three organizations saw a need to establish standards to meet the public’s need for specific, predictable, and measurable pharmacist clinical services across the medication use continuum. For more information about the CPPA accreditation process, including standards, a self-assessment tool, and application materials, visit www.pharmacypracticeaccredit.org.
Courtney Rau, 469-299-7250
Source: Acentrus Specialty