By: Option Care
October 3, 2017
BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Oct. 3, 2017 — Option Care Enterprises, Inc., one of the leading providers of home and alternate treatment site infusion therapy services, is the first national home infusion company to achieve accreditation at each of its compounding pharmacies by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB). This ensures they meet or exceed the most rigorous standards.
The accreditation verifies all Option Care cleanroom pharmacies — in which sterile compounding of intravenous (IV) medications for specific physician orders is performed — meet the highest-level standards, far and above what is required in most states. A service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), PCAB accreditation offers the most comprehensive compliance solution in the industry based on more than 40 sterile compounding standards in the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) guidelines, or USP 797.
Already possessing the broader ACHC accreditation awarded to healthcare organizations that meet regulatory requirements and accreditation standards, Option Care sought PCAB accreditation for its compounding pharmacies because of its dedication to exceeding the standards through ongoing quality improvement.
“PCAB accreditation of all of our compounding pharmacies provides an objective, external validation of our commitment to quality,” said Brenda Wright, Vice President of Clinical Services, Option Care. “Going above and beyond what is required is what we do. It’s how we approach our clinical services from the perspective of total quality management. This accreditation speaks to our pledge to drive continuous quality improvement and provide optimal outcomes for our patients.”
PCAB accreditation features an extensive on-site survey conducted by an independent expert to ensure compliance with the non-sterile and sterile pharmacy compounding process defined by USP 795 and USP 797. ACHC notes that PCAB accreditation in combination with the pharmacy’s commitment to continuous compliance significantly reduces the risk associated with compounding medications and demonstrates a commitment to meeting the highest industry standards for quality and safety.
“We are thrilled that Option Care has chosen to leverage the breadth of pharmacy accreditation programs ACHC offers,” said JosÃ© Domingos, CEO of ACHC. “This demonstrates a commitment to delivering quality care for patients.”
The PCAB accreditation follows on the heels of Option Care’s achievement of URAC Specialty Pharmacy accreditation with a perfect score of 100 percent for corporate, as well as Option Care’s three specialty pharmacy centers of excellence.
ACHC is a non-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is the provider’s choice for compliance solutions because of its personal Account Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing, and a friendly, consultative approach to accreditation. Beginning July 2014, PCAB became a service of ACHC, offering programs for non-sterile (ref. USP 795) and sterile (ref. USP 797) compounding services. PCAB assesses the compounding process based on a specific set of standards that concentrate on the quality and consistency of compounded medications while incorporating performance improvement and ongoing compliance requirements. PCAB Accreditation reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. For more information on ACHC’s accreditation programs and educational resources, or to download ACHC accreditation standards, visit www.achc.org.
About Option Care
Option Care Enterprises, Inc. (Option Care) is one of the nation’s largest and most trusted providers of home and alternate treatment site infusion services. An industry leader, the company draws on nearly 40 years of clinical care experience to offer patient-centered therapy management. Option Care’s signature Home Infusion Plus services include the clinical management of infusion medicines, nursing support and care coordination. Option Care’s multidisciplinary team of more than 1,800 clinicians — including pharmacists, nurses and dietitians — are able to provide home infusion service coverage for nearly all patients across the United States needing treatment for complex and chronic conditions. Learn more at www.OptionCare.com.