WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), a partnership of pharmacy-based organizations, announced today that it has awarded specialty pharmacy practice accreditation to Neighbors Pharmacy of Louisiana, in partnership with KloudScript™, Inc., a community-led specialty pharmacy care network.
Neighbors Pharmacy was established in Lafayette, Louisiana by Chad and Gretchen Bodin in 2015. Centralized in Lafayette, Neighbors Pharmacy makes it easier to service a wide variety of rural areas, as well as, larger cities along Louisiana’s I-10. Neighbors Pharmacy offers a wide variety of patient care services including: specialty care, retail pharmacy, delivery service, customized patient education and consultation, compounding, monthly pill packs adult immunizations, and medication therapy management services.
“Becoming specialty accredited, in partnership with KloudScript, has been the ultimate goal for our specialty care program. Accreditation validates that the quality of care that we provide to our patients stands above other pharmacies in our area,” said Chad Bodin, RPh, Owner of Neighbors Pharmacy.
CPPA’s mission, which is unique among accreditors, is to serve the public health by raising the level of pharmacy‐delivered patient care services through accreditation. CPPA provides a standardized method for recognizing exceptional pharmacy practices that promote practice innovation and empower pharmacists to practice at a higher level. CPPA recognizes pharmacy practices that are committed to fostering medication safety and effectiveness, ensuring continuous quality improvement, and facilitating desired patient health outcomes.
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 accreditation of Neighbors Pharmacy and KloudScript provides an important recognition that its pharmacy services support these goals.”
KloudScript offers its national network of pharmacy partners assistance with the CPPA Accreditation process by providing specialized training, technology and support services to help them meet the rigorous standards of quality and care as required by CPPA. ““Accreditation with Neighbors Pharmacy proudly displays our commitment to improving overall patient outcomes and lowering out-of-pocket costs. By building our network of accredited pharmacy partners, we continuously demonstrate 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.
About Neighbors Pharmacy
Neighbors Pharmacy was established in Lafayette, Louisiana by Chad and Gretchen Bodin in 2015. Centralized in Lafayette, Neighbors Pharmacy makes it easier to service a wide variety of rural areas, as well as, larger cities along Louisiana’s I-10. Neighbors Pharmacy offers a wide variety of patient care services including: specialty care, retail pharmacy, delivery service, customized patient education and consultation, compounding, monthly pill packs adult immunizations, and medication therapy management services. Learn more about Neighbors Pharmacy and their local services at: www.neighborspharmacy.com.
About KloudScript™, Inc.
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 KloudScript’s growing community-led specialty pharmacy network at www.KloudScript.com.