CIGNA Earns URAC Accreditation for Pharmacy Management

  • Accreditation recognizes quality of pharmacy programs
  • CIGNA earns highest level of accreditation possible
  • Demonstrates commitment to quality and safety

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CIGNA Pharmacy Management (CPM) announced today that it has been awarded Full Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC's Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation demonstrates a company’s commitment to quality and safety.

A leader in the accreditation of health and managed care organizations, URAC is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes health care quality through its rigorous and nationally-recognized accreditation and certification programs. The accreditation process typically lasts several months and includes an extensive review of a company’s programs and operations.

“We applaud CIGNA Pharmacy Management on achieving URAC Pharmacy Management Accreditation,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “In today’s health care market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality health care.”

URAC accreditation shows that contract terms and pricing structures are clear and that the company ensures access to drugs and pharmacies. It's a critical seal of approval for employers, consumers, regulators and providers. URAC’s Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation Program delivers the first-ever national standards, key benchmarks in service quality, and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) oriented processes that improve operations and enhance compliance.

“URAC accreditation is a validation of the quality programs and service CPM provides for our customers and clients,” said Daniel Haron, president of CIGNA Pharmacy Management. “Our programs are improving health and lowering costs for those we serve, and it’s gratifying to be recognized for these efforts.” In addition to the Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation, the CIGNA Pharmacy Service Centers currently hold URAC accreditation for Health Utilization Management, which includes core standards for organizational quality and utilization review requirements.

CIGNA has a long history of seeking external validation of its quality and service from leading independent accrediting organizations. In addition to earning the Pharmacy Benefit Management accreditation, CIGNA's case management and utilization management programs provided by the CIGNA subsidiary Intracorp, are also accredited by URAC.

About CIGNA

CIGNA (NYSE:CI), a global health service company, is dedicated to helping people improve their health, well being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries provide an integrated suite of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance, to approximately 46 million people throughout the United States and around the world. To learn more about CIGNA, visit www.cigna.com. To sign up for email alerts or an RSS feed of company news, log on to http://newsroom.cigna.com/rss/. Also, follow us on Twitter at @cigna, visit CIGNA’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/cignatv and listen to CIGNA's podcast series with healthy tips and information at http://www.cigna.com/podcasts or by searching "CIGNA" in iTunes.

About URAC

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.



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Lindsay Shearer, 603-268-7721
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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Professional Services  Insurance  Other Professional Services  General Health  Managed Care

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