TCT Unveils Immunization Certification Program
Certification program enables DME pharmacies to show they support the CDC’s COVID-19 requirements and helps them tap into new service opportunities.
Accreditation organization The Compliance Team Inc. (TCT) has launched its Exemplary Provider Immunization Certification, Including COVID-19 program for pharmacies and DME pharmacies, which covers both and adult and pediatric immunizations and puts an emphasis on COVID-19 vaccinations.
The new Immunization Certification supports CDC’s COVID-19 requirements for both pharmacy network administrators as well as independent pharmacies. The certification reassures pharmacies’ patients, payers, referrals, and employees that their facilities, patient safety and quality standards have been verified and validated by a trusted and nationally recognized third party.
“The Compliance Team is always on top of the emerging needs of providers,” Sandra C. Canally, TCT’s founder and CEO. “We create innovative programs that support and enhance the providers’ business model, while maintaining our commitment to simplified standards and patient safety.”
The standards for the new program are derived from the standards that define The Compliance Team’s long-standing Exemplary Provider accreditation programs. Certification includes, but is not limited to, dealing with drug storage and handling, needle safety, drug interaction, and adherence to vaccine schedules.
Immunization Certification is a stand-alone program, so a pharmacy does not need to be accredited by The Compliance Team for any other service. Once a pharmacy has completed the program, it will receive Exemplary Provider designation. The certification is valid for two years.