Community Pharmacy 2.0 Accreditation Available

By Robin Adams on 8/7/18 9:00 AM

Product Development is pleased to announce that the Community Pharmacy v2.0 revised accreditation is now available. To understand why Community Pharmacy was selected for revision in 2018, it is important to understand the state of the pharmacy industry.

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Marketing Launches New Webinar Portal

By Allison King on 8/7/18 8:59 AM

URAC's new webinar portal, which is hosted by Digitell, Inc., will make registering for webinars and accessing on-demand content much easier for clients and URAC staff.

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URAC Holds Its First Kaizen Event!

By Joshua Spofford on 8/7/18 8:58 AM

URAC has moved forward in its adoption of Lean Six Sigma with the completion of its first Kaizen Event! A Kaizen Event is a focused improvement project that can be accomplished in a short, dedicated timeframe.  It offers the opportunity for rapid improvement with a focus on identifying and eliminating waste in a process.

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Veteran’s Administration Seeks Input on Healthcare Access Standards

By Brittany McCullough on 8/7/18 8:58 AM

In June the President signed the VA MISSION Act into law which overhauled the Veterans Community Care Program. If you aren’t familiar, the community care program allows veterans to access private care outside of traditional U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. It was created in 2014 in response to the very public PR nightmare concerning extensive wait times and other instances of negligence.

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Saving For Retirement is Easier Than You Think

By John Greene on 8/7/18 8:57 AM

We have all heard how important it is to save for retirement. A few comments may have included “Social Security might not be around when you retire” or “What do you want your life to look like when you retire?”  

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Spotlight Q&A with Diana Concepcion

By URAC Staff on 8/7/18 8:57 AM

The Monthly Review spotlights a different URACer each month in a Q&A. This month it's Diana Concepcion, one of URAC's Staff Accountants.

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Let's Talk Core 4.0

By Robin Adams on 7/12/18 11:02 AM

About one year ago, the organization was finalizing its strategic plan in preparation for the Board.  One of the recurring themes I heard during the discovery interviews with URAC staff addressed URAC’s ‘lack of agility.’  What is agility?  Webster defines agility as having a quick, resourceful and adaptable character.

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July Accreditation Numbers

New: 13
Reaccreditation: 16
Conditional: 6
Provisional: 2
PCMH Certification: 1


August Birthdays

Tracey Jackson8/1
Josh Spofford8/8
Bilqis Lester8/13
Bonnie Zickgraf8/19
Mark Snapp8/29
Allison King: 8/30


August Anniversaries

Aaron Turner-Phifer: 6 years
Ashley Adamik: 2 years
Marlene Bolster: 2 years
Diana Concepcion: 2 years
Mark Snapp: 2 years
Heather Valiton: 2 years