Albertsons Cos.. has received accreditation status approval from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for its specialty care services.
Accreditation by Cary, N.C.-based ACHC reflects Albertsons' dedication to meeting national standards to facilitate a higher level of patient care and performance. It also gives the company more industry adaptability, which translates to increased patient affordability and accessibility to these specialty care services.
Albertsons Specialty Care services provide patients prescribed specialty medications used to treat complex conditions such as cancer, hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, mental health, addiction recovery, human growth hormone deficiencies and hemophilia. Through these services, patients receive comprehensive, personalized care to expedite their access to medications and help them achieve optimal clinical and economic outcomes.
Albertsons Specialty Care manages this area of pharmacy with an internal team of technicians and pharmacists that work with patients, physicians, payers and patients' local pharmacies to coordinate care, provide clinical services, overcome affordability issues and support adherence to necessary yet often costly medications.
The Boise, Idaho-based grocer is the largest national food and drug chain with this accreditation and its own in-house specialty care service for pharmacy patients.
Operating across 35 states and Washington, D.C., Albertsons Cos. comprises 19 banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs, serving more than 2,200 communities.