The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), a partnership of pharmacy-based organizations, announced today that it has awarded specialty pharmacy practice accreditation to all 39 locations of the HomeTown Pharmacy of Michigan as part of a partnership with KloudScript. This partnership enables HomeTown Pharmacy to deliver an innovative, specialty-at-retail pharmacy solution at all of its community locations serving Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and Northern Indiana.
CPPA serves the public health by raising the level of pharmacy‐delivered patient care services through accreditation. The accrediting body recognizes pharmacy practices that are committed to fostering medication safety and effectiveness, ensuring continuous quality improvement, and facilitating desired patient health outcomes.
The HomeTown Pharmacy practice prides itself on providing the highest level of service and quality products to its customers, communities and co-workers. “CPPA accreditation is a validation of our daily practices and provides recognition for the high-level, quality of care that we provide to all of our patients. We are committed to ensuring our patients are able to receive their prescriptions locally, in a community that they trust,” said Jonathan Grice, PharmD, VP of Pharmacy for HomeTown Pharmacy.
Specialty medications are often expensive, require unique handling procedures, and involve complex treatment regimens that require ongoing clinical monitoring and patient education. “Ensuring that specialty pharmacies provide services that help patients achieve desired, cost-effective outcomes is a key component of CPPA’s specialty pharmacy accreditation,” said CPPA Chairman and APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Thomas E. Menighan. “CPPA’s specialty accreditation held jointly between HomeTown Pharmacy and KloudScript provides an important recognition that this specialty-at-retail model provides services that support these goals.”
KloudScript offers its national network of pharmacy partners assistance with the CPPA Specialty Accreditation process by providing specialized training, technology and support services to help them meet rigorous standards of quality and care as required by CPPA. “Accreditation with our pharmacy partners is a validation that our specialty-at-retail care model meets the rigorous standards of quality and care required by the industry. Becoming jointly-accredited with our current largest partner, HomeTown Pharmacy of Michigan, demonstrates the quality of our specialty-at-retail care model to patients, prescribers, payors and pharmaceutical manufacturers,” said Dr. Rinku. Patel, CEO and Founder of KloudScript, Inc.
The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) is a nonprofit organization established in 2012 through a partnership of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) to recognize pharmacy practices for providing patient care services that improve health outcomes and contribute to lower health care costs. The CPPA mission, unique among accreditors, is to raise the level of pharmacy-delivered patient care services through accreditation and, thus, serve the public health. These three organizations saw a need to establish standards to meet the public’s need for specific, predictable, and measurable pharmacist clinical services across the medication use continuum. For more information about the CPPA accreditation process, including standards, a self-assessment tool, and application materials, visit www.pharmacypracticeaccredit.org.
KloudScript is a community-led specialty pharmacy network. We partner with community retail pharmacies nationwide and collaborate with pharmaceutical manufacturers, payors, and prescribers to make specialty medications available locally for patients. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, KloudScript’s health technology platform, hub support services, and national network of community retail pharmacy partners enable patients to have a single, local pharmacy home for medications and personalized care. Learn more about our growing community-led specialty pharmacy network at www.kloudscript.com.
About HomeTown Pharmacy
In 1996, Tim and Fred Grice purchased Gobles Pharmacy in Gobles, Michigan and thus HomeTown Pharmacy was born. More than 20 years later, HomeTown Pharmacy has grown to 39 community locations serving Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and Northern Indiana. Headquartered in Newaygo, Michigan, HomeTown Pharmacy provides a wide variety of services to its customers including: specialty care, long term care, retail pharmacy, delivery service, customized patient education and consultation, compounding, adult immunizations and durable medical equipment. Learn more about HomeTown Pharmacy at www.hometownpharmacy.com.