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ACHC Pharmacy Accreditation:

ACHC is a recognized leader in the area of Pharmacy Accreditation. ACHC Surveyors are licensed Pharmacists who draw upon relevant experience to provide a comprehensive assessment of your organization as well as provide helpful, consultative advice. ACHC accredits pharmacies that dispense medications pursuant to a prescription order for an individually-identified patient for the following pharmacy services:

Infusion Pharmacy (IRX)

The Infusion Pharmacy (IRX) continuum of care includes IV drug mixture preparation, IV administration, therapy monitoring, client/patient counseling and education. It is the administration of medications using intravenous, subcutaneous and epidural routes. Accreditation for sterile compounding includes compliance with USP <797>. 

Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC)

An AIC is a centralized location where a patient can receive infusion therapy administered by the appropriate clinical personnel. 

Specialty Pharmacy (SRX)

An SRX dispenses medications (injectable, intravenous or oral) in a client's/patient's home, physician’s office, or clinic specializing in certain disease states. These medications target a specific population with a chronic and sometimes life-threatening disease.  Specialty Pharmacy includes disease specific clinical monitoring as well as patient compliance and adherence programs. 

SRX Only (SRXONLY): SRX Only allows for specialty pharmacy without DMEPOS accreditation. For specialty pharmacies that  DO NOT supply and/or bill Medicare patients for DMEPOS products as described by Medicare Part B coverage guidelines. This accreditation survey date can be coordinated and announced. ACHC will not report DMEPOS accredited product codes to the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC).

Distinction in Oncology (ONC): For a pharmacy to earn accreditation with a distinction in oncology, the provider should have ACHC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation. This additional accreditation recognition encompasses: delivery of medications for the treatment of cancer-specific conditions; the ability to identify the toxic nature of these medications; and collaboration between the physician, pharmacist, and client/patient to optimize the client's/patient’s plan of care, cost containment, and client/patient outcomes. *

Distinction in Infectious Disease Specific to HIV (HIV): For a pharmacy to earn accreditation with a distinction in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the provider must have ACHC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation. This additional recognition encompasses delivery of medications for the treatment of HIV, the ability to clearly manage client/patient adherence to these medications, collaboration between the physician, pharmacist, and client/patient to optimize the client’s/patient’s plan of care, cost containment, and outcomes. This distinction in HIV will show a clear, delineated dispensing and purchasing methodology.*

*The provider must have ACHC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation to earn accreditation with Distinction in Oncology or Infectious Disease Specific to HIV.

Infusion Nursing (IRN)

Infusion Nursing is the administration of parenteral medications via various accesses and ports by a Registered Nurse specifically trained in these specialized services. This service can be provided in a variety of settings.

Community Retail Pharmacy (CR)

A Community Retail Pharmacy is a stand-alone traditional pharmacy, or a pharmacy included as part of a large retailer or medical center that has a state license to dispense medications to the general public at retail prices. To learn more about ACHC's Community Retail Services, please click here to view our DMEPOS Program. 

Long Term Care Pharmacy (LTC)

Long Term Care Pharmacy is the management of medications for residents of institutional facilities to ensure proper drug therapy, as well as packaging and delivery of medications

PCAB Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation:

Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) based on (USP) United States Pharmacopeial Convention standards, offers the most comprehensive compliance solution in the industry. PCAB accreditation assesses the compounding process based on a specific set of standards that concentrate on the quality and consistency of medications produced. PCAB accredits pharmacies that dispense medications pursuant to a prescription order for an individually-identified patient for the following pharmacy services:

Non-Sterile Pharmacy Compounding (CFNS)

Non-Sterile Pharmacy Compounding is a process by which a Pharmacist prepares drugs by combining, mixing, or altering ingredients into a pharmaceutical preparation. These preparations are designed to be administered by a route of administration that does not require sterility as result of a practitioner’s prescription drug order. Compounding includes the preparation of drugs in anticipation of receiving prescription drug orders based on routine, regularly-observed prescribing patterns.

Sterile Pharmacy Compounding (CFST)

Sterile Pharmacy Compounding is the practice of preparing custom medications for patients in a sterile environment to prevent contamination and maintain patient safety. PCAB Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation for sterile compounding involves measuring a specific set of process standards that concentrate on the quality and consistency of medications that are produced.

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  • "We found ACHC was the preferred choice because of their experience in specialty pharmacy (SP), relevant standards as it relates to SP, and the approachability and willingness to assist Axium in our success for accreditation. ACHC exceeded Axium’s expectation in the area of providing timely feedback, professional mentoring and partnership."

    Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Inc.

  • "The Surveyors were great with best practice suggestions and education to better our company. They answered all of our questions and then some. This was a great educational experience.  It really made us take a look at our processes and focus on areas we need to improve, and showed us what a great job that we do here at Sirona.  We learned a lot from the surveyors while on site. We gained valuable experience going forward and being the best Home Infusion Pharmacy in Arizona”

    Sirona Infusion

  • “The experience we have had with ACHC has been positive. We have learned a lot of information from the surveyor and feel confident moving forward. Our surveyor was very professional and very informative throughout our survey."

    Danielson Pharmacy
  • “Great experience overall. Amazing guidance and direction given by the entire ACHC staff.  We were pointed in the right direction at each step and the staff worked with us under the most incredible of time lines.  I have had few, if any, experiences where I have been more impressed.”

    Sorkin's Rx, Ltd.
    Lake Success, NY
  • "Everyone at our company has nothing but positive remarks following the survey and felt advice was extremely beneficial.  Thanks again for the refreshing approach to the accreditation process.” 

    Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy
  • "We are very, very pleased with ACHC and all of its reps. We would recommend you highly to many others in the industry! You could really tell our surveyor is in the business & was real hands-on. It's a living breathing business and he treated us with respect and courtesy. We felt we could use many of his suggestions and tips. He was very open, positive and upbeat. We are proud to be accredited by you."

    First Call Pharmacy, LLC

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