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HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE: AET) Pharmacy Management today announced that it has been awarded full pharmacy benefit management (PBM) accreditation from URAC, an independent health care accrediting organization that evaluates and monitors PBM’s for quality, safety and effectiveness. Aetna Pharmacy Management had previously received accreditation from URAC in 2007.
“We are extremely proud to achieve full accreditation from URAC,” said Laurie Brubaker, head of Aetna Pharmacy Management. “Achieving this accreditation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing high quality pharmacy benefits and exceptional customer service.”
“By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Aetna Pharmacy Management has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body.”
The URAC accreditation program provides comprehensive, third-party assurance for employers and consumers that quality standards are met for consumer protection and empowerment, appropriate access to drugs and pharmacies, patient safety, and disclosure of pricing and contracting terms. The URAC PBM accreditation certifies that Aetna Pharmacy Management adheres to national standards for the design and operation of important programs that help consumers safely and effectively take medications.
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation and certification programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC strives to ensure that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 35.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com. To learn more about Aetna’s innovative online tools, visit www.aetnatools.com.