PerformSpecialty Receives Second Consecutive URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

May 31, 2018

Orlando, FL – PerformSpecialty®, LLC, a full-service specialty pharmacy owned by PerformRx and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, announced today that it has been awarded its second consecutive Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC. URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization, establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation provides an external validation of excellence in specialty pharmacy management and provides continuous quality improvement (CQI)-oriented processes that improve operations and enhance compliance.

“PerformSpecialty is dedicated to maintaining high standards and we are proud to meet URAC’s benchmarks for excellence,” said Mesfin Tegenu, M.S., R.Ph., president of PerformRx. “Since its inception in 2015, PerformSpecialty has worked tirelessly with PerformRx to maintain a clinical culture and commitment to providing the most sound, efficacious treatments and programs for optimal outcomes.”

“Meeting the accreditation standards through the design of our processes and policies is only part of the picture,” said Dino Martino, R.Ph., executive director of PerformSpecialty.  “However, it’s evidence that we are doing the high quality work we preach while maintaining excellent patient care and safety. This badge of quality is incredibly important: it is testament that we enhance the lives we touch, and allows us to maintain and grow our business in order to stay competitive.”

PerformSpecialty provides complete pharmaceutical care management with a patient-centric approach. To achieve the best outcomes, it emphasizes holistic, high-touch care, including support programs, adherence programs and fulfillment services.  PerformSpecialty combines patient support programs, specialty medications and adherence programs to create a complete pharmaceutical care management package.

“It’s necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher level of treatment for patients to achieve desired outcomes. PerformSpecialty 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 PerformSpecialty strives to adhere to industry best practices.”

URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation evaluates pharmacies that specialize in filling prescriptions for patients who need certain high-cost biotech and injectable medications. These specialty medications help patients with complex conditions including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of cancer, solid organ transplant, and hemophilia. These drugs can be injected, infused or taken orally, and typically call for special handling and other specialty pharmacy support. By achieving accreditation, pharmacies demonstrate their commitment to quality services; accreditation also serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards.

About URAC

Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC is a nonprofit organization using evidence-based measures and developing standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.

About PerformSpecialty, LLC 

PerformSpecialty, LLC, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is a full-service specialty pharmacy dedicated to achieving healthier outcomes by providing personalized care and better access. Located in Orlando, the company’s patient-centric approach provides high-level care through its support and adherence programs, fulfillment services, refill reminders and complete pharmaceutical care management. PerformSpecialty works with prescribers and pharmaceutical product manufacturers to ensure patients receive the right treatment, at the right time, for the best outcome. PerformSpecialty is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PerformRx. For more information, visit www.performspecialty.com.

About PerformRx

PerformRx LLC is a URAC-accredited, next-generation pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) located in Philadelphia and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. The company maintains a clinical culture, providing cost-effective therapies and extensive evidence-based programs at an optimal cost to its clients since 1999. PerformRx’s best-in-class pharmacy benefit management services include formulary development, drug therapy management and rebate management. PerformSpecialty® is PerformRx’s wholly-owned and integrated specialty pharmacy. The company’s business segments include Medicaid, Medicare, commercial and employer group plans. For more information, visit www.performrx.com.

About AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 16 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves approximately 5.6 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 35 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.