Accordant’s health programs, including its Gaucher disease program, have received a special Disease Management (DM) Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
NCQA is a non-profit organization that evaluates health programs giving accreditation for organizations that offer services to patients and health personnel. Earning NCQA DM Accreditation means the organization adheres to high standard of care guidelines.
“We are pleased to receive this important accreditation from NCQA, which further validates our approach to providing high-quality and comprehensive disease management care and support for our patients with these rare, chronic conditions,” Alan Lotvin, MD, executive vice president of CVS Specialty, the specialty pharmacy of CVS Health, said in a press release.
Accordant,a subsidiary of CVS Health, provides DM programs with nurse-assisted counseling and support to chronic patients. They ensure patients clinically appropriate care and an individualized treatment plan. Nurses also guarantee safe drug therapy management, including medication delivery and infusion (administration of medication through a needle or catheter) services.
DM programs help patients to understand disease progression through educational materials and online health resources and tools. In addition. by promoting the self-disease management, they prevent complications, achieve better health outcomes and improve patients’ quality of life.
“Our Accordant nurses are specially trained to provide disease-specific support to help prevent complications, improve our patients’ total health and enhance quality of life,” added Trip Hofer, president of Accordant. “In addition, Accordant’s unique, proactive disease management approach helps anticipate shifts in patient needs as their condition progresses over time, which is integral in ensuring each patient receives the most clinically appropriate care and support along their health care journey.”
In addition to Gaucher disease, NCQA-accredited Accordant programs in these other diseases: Epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Parkinson’s disease, lupus, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, scleroderma, polymyositis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, (CIDP), ALS, dermatomyositis, myasthenia gravis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).