Longs Pharmacy Solutions Announces URAC Accreditation for Longs Specialty Pharmacy and Avita Pharmacy

Staff Report From Columbia CEO

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Longs Pharmacy Solutions announced that two of its pharmacies have again received URAC accreditation in specialty pharmacy. These two pharmacy locations are Longs Specialty Pharmacy located in Lexington, South Carolina, and Avita Pharmacy located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.

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. The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards. URAC's accreditation process enables learning and compliance with nationally recognized healthcare standards and supports improvements and innovation in healthcare management and delivery.

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

Christi Epps, CEO of Longs Pharmacy Solutions, commented, "Our commitment to excellence means we seek every opportunity to improve not only the quality of patient care but the standards to which we hold ourselves as a company."