Mar 09, 2018

Albertsons Companies Earns URAC Accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy

The designation demonstrates the highest level of commitment to quality healthcare

Albertsons Companies is proud to announce that it has earned URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification, and measurement. By achieving this status, Albertsons Companies has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.

Albertsons Companies operates over 1,700 in-store pharmacies, serving approximately 5.5 million patients across the 35 states and the District of Columbia. Albertsons Specialty Care provides a multitude of services including prior authorization assistance, patient assistant program coordination, comprehensive care plans and medication adherence support.

“Receiving full accreditation from URAC for specialty pharmacy demonstrates our resolve to provide high-quality patient care each and every day,” said Albertsons Companies Senior Vice President of Pharmacy, Health & Wellness Mark Panzer. “We offer comprehensive education to help patients safely manage complex and chronic conditions. Our commitment to these high standards helps improve patients’ lives and drive positive outcomes.”

“It’s necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher level of treatment for patients so desired outcomes are achieved. Albertsons Companies 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 Albertsons Companies strives to adhere to industry best practices.”

About Albertsons Companies
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, and Carrs, as well as meal kit company Plated based in New York City. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2016 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.

About URAC
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification, and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and 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.

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