Top 5 Facts About CPPA Accreditation

April 9, 2015
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The changes to the healthcare model in the US necessitates a change to the way we track quality and accredit those who provide care, whether it be hospitals, providers or pharmacies. CPPA accreditation helps patients to feel confident about the services they receive from the provider, since it has been vetted by a third party, and likewise, payers are able to develop confidence in these providers that they’ve entered into large financial contracts with.

The changes to the healthcare model in the US necessitates a change to the way we track quality and accredit those who provide care, whether it be hospitals, providers or pharmacies. CPPA accreditation helps patients to feel confident about the services they receive from the provider, since it has been vetted by a third party, and likewise, payers are able to develop confidence in these providers that they’ve entered into large financial contracts with.

When it comes to accreditation for specialty pharmacies, you’re probably already familiar with a few — URAC ring a bell? You may not know about CPPA, the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation, so we’ve got the top five facts you need to know.

CPPA Acreditation: 5 Fact Facts

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1. CPPA-accredited pharmacies are recognized for providing advanced levels of patient care, services, quality and safety, distinguishing them from the rest and positioning them to better synthesize with the expectations set forth by Accountable Care Organizations.

2. The national trend for accreditation of all healthcare organizations is moving toward what CPPA accreditation has already set out to do :

  • Professional standards
  • Proof of competency
  • Defining the future of pharmacy practice
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3. CPPA accreditation can help to raise the overall standard of care in the pharmacy realm

  • Through empowerment,
  • Continued quality improvement
  • and recognition of high quality practices.

4. CPPA is already on board with the changing payment structure that the rest of the US healthcare system is still fuzzy on:

  • An emphasis on comprehensive care
  • Maximizing health outcomes
  • Quality assessment and patient experience measures

5. Payer networks are narrowing — CPPA is well aware and positions pharmacies with their accreditation to

  • Be appealing to payers
  • Win bigger contracts with those payers
  • Satisfy demand for services while staying within a budget and never compromising quality or patient safety