PHARMACY

Pharmacy Accreditation

Network of Licensed Pharmacist Surveyors

Recognized Leader in Pharmacy Compliance

As a recognized leader in pharmacy compliance, ACHC offers a comprehensive suite of solutions that align with the individual services provided by pharmacies.

 

Our network of licensed pharmacist Surveyors utilize a consultative approach to provide a comprehensive assessment of the organization designed to enhance business operations while ensuring compliance.

 

By achieving ACHC Accreditation, pharmacies are able to demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest-quality service through compliance with national regulations and industry best practices.

 

We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience before, during, and after accreditation.

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We found ACHC was the preferred choice because of their experience in specialty pharmacy, relevant standards as they relate to specialty pharmacy, and the approachability and willingness to assist Axium in our success for accreditation. ACHC exceeded Axium’s expectation in the area of providing timely feedback, professional mentoring, and partnership."

Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Inc.

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ACHC's accreditation process is designed to help you quickly and easily achieve accreditation:

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ACHC's nationally recognized services include:

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*The provider must have ACHC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation to earn accreditation with Distinction in Oncology or Infectious Disease Specific to HIV.

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is dedicated to delivering the best possible experience and to partnering with organizations and healthcare professionals that seek accreditation and related services.

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PHARMACY

Pharmacy Accreditation

As a recognized leader in pharmacy compliance, ACHC offers a comprehensive suite of solutions that align with the individual services provided by pharmacies.

 

Our network of licensed pharmacist Surveyors utilize a consultative approach to provide a comprehensive assessment of the organization designed to enhance business operations while ensuring compliance.

 

By achieving ACHC Accreditation, pharmacies are able to demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest-quality service through compliance with national regulations and industry best practices.

 

We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience before, during, and after accreditation.

  • Infusion Pharmacy (IRX) 

    The Infusion Pharmacy continuum of care includes IV drug mixture preparation, IV administration, therapy monitoring, client/patient counseling, and education. It is the administration of medications using intravenous, subcutaneous, and epidural routes. Infusion Pharmacy Accreditation includes standards for sterile compounding, in compliance with USP <797>.

  • Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC) 

    Ambulatory Infusion Centers are centralized locations where a patient can receive infusion therapy that is administered by the appropriate clinical personnel.

  • Specialty Pharmacy (SRX) 

    Specialty Pharmacies dispense medications (injectable, intravenous or oral) to a client's/patient's home, physician’s office, or clinic specializing in certain disease states. Specialty medications target a specific population with a chronic and sometimes life-threatening disease.  Specialty Pharmacy services include disease-specific clinical monitoring, as well as patient compliance and adherence programs.

  • SRX Only (SRXONLY)

    SRX Only allows for specialty pharmacy without DMEPOS accreditation. For specialty pharmacies that  DO NOT supply and/or bill Medicare patients for DMEPOS products as described by Medicare Part B coverage guidelines. This accreditation survey date can be coordinated and announced. ACHC will not report DMEPOS accredited product codes to the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC).

  • Distinction in Oncology (ONC) * 

    For a pharmacy to earn accreditation with a distinction in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the provider must have ACHC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation. This additional recognition encompasses delivery of medications for the treatment of HIV, the ability to clearly manage client/patient adherence to these medications, collaboration between the physician, pharmacist, and client/patient to optimize the client’s/patient’s plan of care, cost containment, and outcomes. This distinction in HIV will show a clear, delineated dispensing and purchasing methodology to limit black market activities.*

  • Distinction in Infectious Disease Specific to HIV* 

    For a pharmacy to earn accreditation with a distinction in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the provider must have ACHC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation. This additional recognition encompasses delivery of medications for the treatment of HIV, the ability to clearly manage client/patient adherence to these medications, collaboration between the physician, pharmacist, and client/patient to optimize the client's/patient’s plan of care, cost containment, and outcomes. This distinction in HIV will show a clear, delineated dispensing and purchasing methodology.

  • Infusion Nursing (IRN) 

    Infusion Nursing services include the administration of parenteral medications via various ports by a Registered Nurse (RN) specifically trained in these specialized services. This service can be provided in a variety of settings.

  • Community Retail Pharmacy (CR) 

    Community Retail Pharmacies include stand-alone traditional pharmacies, or pharmacies included as part of a large retailer or medical center that have a state license to dispense medications to the general public at retail prices. To learn more about ACHC's Community Retail services, please click here to view our DMEPOS program.

  • Long Term Care Pharmacy (LTC) 

    Long Term Care Pharmacy services include managing medications for residents of institutional facilities to ensure proper drug therapy, as well as packaging and delivery of medications.

  • Non-Sterile Pharmacy Compounding (CFNS) 

    Non-Sterile Pharmacy Compounding is a process by which a pharmacist prepares drugs by combining, mixing, or altering ingredients into a pharmaceutical preparation. These preparations are designed to be administered by a route that does not require sterility, in accordance with a practitioner’s prescription drug order. Learn more about PCAB Compounding Accreditation.

  • Sterile Pharmacy Compounding (CFST) 

    Sterile Pharmacy Compounding is the practice of preparing custom medications for patients in a sterile environment to prevent contamination and maintain patient safety. PCAB Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation for sterile compounding involves measuring a specific set of process standards that concentrate on the quality and consistency of medications. Learn more about PCAB Compounding Accreditation.

  • ACHC Inspection Services (AIS) 

    ACHC Inspection Services (AIS) is a division of ACHC that provides inspection services for healthcare organizations seeking to fulfill state requirements. Committed to facilitating a higher level of quality and safety throughout the healthcare industry, AIS comprises highly qualified, industry-specific professionals who conduct thorough inspections on behalf of state regulatory bodies. To learn more visit AISinspections.org.