The URAC designation demonstrates dedication to quality and safety.
[Columbia, SC, July 10, 2018]
Longs Pharmacy Solutions announced today that two of its pharmacies have again received URAC accreditation in specialty pharmacy. These two pharmacy locations are Longs Specialty Pharmacy located in Lexington, South Carolina, and Avita Pharmacy located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. 
URAC accreditation requires applicants to submit policies, procedures, and other organizational information that is followed by a review. Once an application is received by URAC, a primary reviewer is assigned and coordinates all aspects of the review until a decision on accreditation has been determined. The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards. URAC’s accreditation process enables learning and compliance with nationally recognized healthcare standards and supports improvements and innovation in healthcare management and delivery. 
“It’s necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher level of treatment for patients so desired outcomes are achieved. Longs Pharmacy Solutions 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 Longs Pharmacy Solutions strives to adhere to industry best practices.”
Christi Epps, CEO of Longs Pharmacy Solutions, commented, “Our commitment to excellence means we seek every opportunity to improve not only the quality of patient care but the standards to which we hold ourselves as a company.”
Longs Pharmacy Solutions is a national pharmacy network, family of brands, and industry leader in specialty and retail pharmacy services and solutions. We are committed to excellence and are advocates for health, equity, and diversity. Longs Pharmacy Solutions promises more than just pharmacy care—we promise to be a dedicated partner for every person, provider, and community we serve. The Longs Pharmacy Solutions family of brands includes Longs Drugs, Longs Specialty Pharmacy, and Avita Pharmacy.
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.