The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), a partnership of pharmacy-based organizations, announced today that it has awarded specialty pharmacy practice accreditation to US Bioservices, a specialty pharmacy and part of AmerisourceBergen.
“We understand that patients who need a specialty medication also need specialized care,” said President of US Bioservices Kelly Ratliff. “This accreditation is a tribute to our associates and their unwavering commitment to delivering integrated, high-touch clinical care to patients and caregivers every day. Our leadership team continues to align all of our decisions and investments around that core responsibility—improving lives through high quality care.”
CPPA’s mission, which is unique among accreditors, is to serve the public health by raising the level of pharmacy‐delivered patient care services through accreditation. CPPA provides a standardized method for recognizing exceptional pharmacy practices that promote practice innovation and empower pharmacists to practice at a higher level. CPPA recognizes pharmacy practices that are committed to fostering medication safety and effectiveness, ensuring continuous quality improvement, and facilitating desired patient health outcomes.
Providing trusted patient support for more than 20 years, US Bioservices offers nationwide dispensing and support services for patients requiring specialty medications. US Bioservices works to improve the patient experience by providing clear guidance and customized clinical care that reduces complexity and increases adherence. As part of a patient’s integrated care team, US Bioservices collaborates with those connected to patient care, including physicians, payers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers to ensure the highest level of patient support and therapy coordination.
“Part of providing exceptional patient care is the continued process of looking inward and evaluating how we can evolve and improve,” said DeAndra Jones, RPh, MBA, director of Accreditation, Regulatory Affairs and Quality at US Bioservices. “We are proud that our patient satisfaction rating has a historical average of 99%, and we remain committed to raising the level of service and care that we provide through our specialty pharmacy practice.”
As a part of health care solutions leader AmerisourceBergen, US Bioservices offers the clinical expertise and excellent patient care expected from an independent specialty pharmacy, combined with the stability and infrastructure of a global organization.
Specialty medications are often expensive, require unique handling procedures, and involve complex treatment regimens that require ongoing clinical monitoring and patient education. “Ensuring that specialty pharmacies provide services that help patients achieve desired, cost-effective outcomes is a key component of CPPA’s specialty pharmacy accreditation,” said CPPA Chairman and APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Thomas E. Menighan. “CPPA’s accreditation of US Bioservices provides an important recognition that its pharmacy services support these goals.”
For more information about the CPPA accreditation process, including standards, a self-assessment tool, and application materials, visit www.pharmacypracticeaccredit.org.
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 the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 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.
About US Bioservices
US Bioservices, a part of AmerisourceBergen, delivers nationwide specialty pharmacy and nursing services that meet the unique needs of patients, physicians, payers, and manufacturers. US Bioservices’ approach combines superior patient-centric customer service, clinical expertise, and robust data analytics. Their partner solutions, such as the MyPathpoint Portal, provide unmatched transparency and increased clinical collaboration that improves patient outcomes. For more information, visit www.usbioservices.com.
AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global pharmaceutical manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Powered by our 19,000 associates, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #11 on the Fortune 500, with more than $146 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at amerisourcebergen.com.