Event Summary

URAC’s Home Infusion Therapy Supplier Accreditation: What You Need to Know About this New Program

Date: June 27, 2019

Time: 01:00PM - 02:00PM

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Home Infusion Therapy has moved away from a service predominantly provided by home health agencies to one increasingly reliant on pharmacies. URAC, the industry leader in pharmacy accreditation, has long supported the professional role of pharmacists. The launch of a Home Infusion Therapy Supplier (HITS) Accreditation Program focusing on the role of the pharmacist in providing infusion therapy services is a natural addition to our Pharmacy Quality Management® suite of programs. Additionally, home infusion therapy suppliers must be accredited by January 1, 2021 to qualify for bundled payment reimbursement by Medicare.

Join us on June 27, 2019, 1-2pm Eastern time, for a one-hour client-only webinar, in which Deborah Smith, URAC product development principal, and Heather Bonome, URAC director of pharmacy, will provide an overview of this new URAC Home Infusion Therapy Program.

During this webinar, URAC will address:

  • Why URAC developed this program
  • What requirements are included in the standards
  • How the standards align with CMS requirements
  • Who is eligible to apply
  • How to get started

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the Home Infusion Therapy Supplier Accreditation Program and to ask questions during a live chat Q&A session.

This is a Client-Only Webinar. Please login to register for the webinar. If your organization is a URAC client and you are unable to access the content, please contact marketing@urac.org to request to be added to the URAC client list. This Education platform is not associated with the AccreditNet portal.

About Your Speakers:

Deborah Smith is known for a successful track record of work involving leadership development, quality and regulatory compliance, performance improvement, URAC accreditation standards development, nursing management, service delivery and hospital operations, prior to joining the URAC staff mid-2014. In 2016, Deborah led the launch of the URAC Telehealth Accreditation program. Her role with URAC continues to be as an innovation and strategy advisor. She frequently interacts with URAC clients in the role of content expert on URAC standards and the accreditation process. As URAC’s Product Development Principal, she is responsible for the growth strategy to be attained through new product development. Deborah holds a Master of Science in Nursing from UCLA.

Heather Bonome, PharmD, URAC director of pharmacy, is responsible for the development and management of URAC’s Pharmacy Quality Management® accreditation programs. She oversees the volunteer pharmacy advisory group that assists URAC in defining best practices and quality standards and manages the team of URAC pharmacist reviewers that conducting pharmacy accreditation reviews and present applications to URAC’s independent accreditation determination committee. In this capacity, she has led the team to conduct more than 300 pharmacy accreditation reviews. Prior to URAC, Bonome worked in the pharmacy benefit management field for nearly 15 years, partnering with clients to develop sound clinical strategies and promote appropriate pharmaceutical utilization. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed a post-graduate pharmacy residency in managed care. A recognized expert in accreditation and quality standards, Heather is a frequent speaker and panelist at national pharmacy conferences.