PerformSpecialty Receives URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

June 2, 2015

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 Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that 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.

“At PerformSpecialty, we hold ourselves to a high standard, and we are proud to meet URAC’s standards for excellence,” said Mesfin Tegenu, M.S., R.Ph., president of PerformRx. “PerformSpecialty shares PerformRx’s clinical culture and commitment to providing the most sound, efficacious treatments and programs for optimal outcomes. PerformSpecialty’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation ensures that our members receive the same quality care they’ve come to expect from PerformRx, creating a complete and inclusive care program.”

“Specialty pharmacy patients require not only complex and often costly therapies, but also education about their condition and assistance with their treatments, and PerformSpecialty is well-positioned to provide these services to our patients,” said Dino Martino, R.Ph., executive director of PerformSpecialty. “URAC’s accreditation is a testament to our dedication to providing the best quality of care. We are very proud to be recognized for our commitment to excellence and to receive URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation.”

PerformSpecialty, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas family of companies, is a full-service specialty pharmacy located in Orlando and owned by PerformRx, one of the leading U.S. pharmacy benefit managers. Dedicated to providing complete pharmaceutical care management, PerformSpecialty’s patient-centric approach provides high-touch care, including support programs, adherence programs and fulfillment services, to achieve the best outcomes. The company utilizes a holistic care approach that treats the whole patient. PerformSpecialty combines patient support programs, specialty medications and adherence programs to create a complete pharmaceutical care management package.

“By applying for and receiving Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation, PerformSpecialty has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said URAC Chief Executive Officer Kylanne Green. “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.” 

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 require special handling and other specialty expertise. 

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC's standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

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 AmeriHealth Caritas 

AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. AmeriHealth Caritas operates in 16 states and the District of Columbia and serves more than 6.6 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management services, behavioral health services and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.