Lower Lights Health and AndHealth Achieve Pharmacy Accreditation With ACHC

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lower Lights Health and AndHealth proudly announce they have achieved accreditation through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for Lower Lights Pharmacy’s specialty pharmacy services.


Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

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.

Through a partnership with AndHealth, Lower Lights Health now offers specialty pharmacy services in-house and patients can fill their specialty prescriptions directly through Lower Lights Health Pharmacy.

“Creating access to specialty medications is critical to the wellbeing of our communities. We are honored to have received ACHC accreditation, which is a great testament to the attention to detail and care our patients can expect from our pharmacy team,” said Tracy Cloud, CEO of Lower Lights Health. She added, “Providing pharmacy services in-house ensures there are no gaps in care between a patient’s provider and their pharmacist. Patients achieve better health outcomes when they are surrounded by a team that communicates and collaborates on their care.”

About Lower Lights Health

Lower Lights Health is a Christian based, Federally Qualified Health Center and 501 (c) (3) non-profit providing the highest quality health care to all – regardless of the ability to pay. We connect all aspects of health and wellness to provide patents with total care. Lower Lights Health serves over 15,000 patients from 7 sites in central Ohio. We welcome and serve all members of the community with dignity and respect.

Lower Lights Health… We are Beyond Health Care.

To learn more, visit llchc.org.

About AndHealth

AndHealth helps Community Health Centers (CHCs) radically improve access and outcomes for patients in specialty care and specialty pharmacy, while becoming an even larger and more clinically integrated part of our healthcare system. This Whole-Person Community Care Model provides everything CHCs need to deliver in-house specialty care and specialty pharmacy, built for the unique needs of our medically underserved populations.

The model provides CHCs with more patients, more clinical capabilities, alignment with health systems, and sustainable reimbursement and funding that restores the integrity of the patient’s medical home and their critical reimbursement model—both having shifted away from CHCs through external specialty referrals and contract pharmacies. In restoring this integrity, CHCs can tear down barriers to care and stretch scarce federal resources to reach more patients with comprehensive services that weren’t possible before and that are desperately needed by patients.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, AndHealth is led by former CoverMyMeds co-founder and CEO Matt Scantland and the team that built Ohio’s first healthcare technology unicorn, who have dedicated their lives to transformative innovation that improves access for patients. AndHealth is supported by key investors including the American Medical Association’s innovation subsidiary, Francisco Partners, and the state of Ohio’s economic development organization.

To learn more, visit AndHealth.com.

Contacts

Julia Phillips

VP, Marketing + Enablement

AndHealth

[email protected]

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