DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Duly Health and Care announces its medical group, DuPage Medical Group, has achieved pharmacy accreditation with a distinction in Oncology through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for its retail pharmacy program.
Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting national standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
Duly Pharmacy Services has demonstrated its commitment to compliance and national best practice standards for patient care including care coordination and documentation; identifying cost-saving medication options; and reporting clinical outcomes, side and adverse effects.
“The ACHC accreditation supports our commitment to provide best-in-class pharmacy services to support our patients in their health journey and to help them flourish,” said Dr. Viveka Boddipalli, Medical Director, Specialty Value Based Care at Duly Health and Care. “It also gives us the ability to dispense specialty drugs to patients –including our oncology patients – to treat complex and chronic conditions, providing a medically integrated and seamless experience.”
Manufacturers and payors require specialty pharmacy accreditation to have access to certain specialty drugs and limited distribution drugs which are known to be clinically complex, high-cost, and have stringent storage requirements.
Duly Health and Care has four full-service pharmacies located within its main physician buildings, providing convenient access for patients. Duly providers can send patients’ prescriptions directly to Duly pharmacies, eliminating the need for an additional trip and providing a medically integrated experience from the physician visit to the pharmacy.
About Duly Health and Care
Duly Health and Care is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician-directed medical group in the nation with more than 1,000 primary care and specialty care physicians and more than 7,000 team members, in over 150 locations. The Duly Health and Care brand encompasses three medical groups – DuPage Medical Group, Quincy Medical Group and the South Bend Clinic. The organization is wholly dedicated to helping all it serves flourish by challenging the expected to deliver the extraordinary in health and care. Duly Health and Care physicians and team members support individuals in their personal health journeys each year, helping each one meet their extraordinary potential through a holistic care delivery model designed to make health and care welcoming, simplified and personalized.
ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has CMS deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.