PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Thrifty White Pharmacy has received specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a health care standards organization.
The regional drug chain said Friday that its central specialty pharmacy was awarded the designation from Washington, D.C.-based URAC.
“URAC accreditation validates our comprehensive specialty pharmacy program,” Jeremy Faulks, director of specialty pharmacy at Thrifty White, said in a statement. “Our program offers a solution for patients who value their local pharmacist, and this continuity of care delivers better outcomes, ultimately reducing health care costs.”
Thrifty White noted that over the past 12 months, it has delivered proportion of days covered (PDC) adherence scores above 93% for specialty patients.
“We are excited to receive specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC for our specialty site,” commented Thrifty White president and chief executive officer Bob Narveson. “Thrifty White has pioneered multiple industry-changing solutions, such as RxMedSync and HealthyPakRx. This accreditation is an example of how we are 100% committed to delivering the best patient care and exceeding the expectations of our stakeholders.”
Thrifty White recently expanded its pharmacy capabilities to serve specialty drug patients across all 50 states. The chain offers specialty medication pickup at 90 retail locations, and specialty patients receive full pharmacy support services, including face-to-face interactions with a pharmacist to improve therapy outcomes.
“We applaud Thrifty White Pharmacy on achieving URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation,” stated URAC president and CEO Kylanne Green. “In today’s health care market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality health care.”
Overall, Thrifty White operates 92 stores in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The company also has 77 affiliated pharmacy locations nationwide.