ACHCU workshops are specifically designed to prepare healthcare organizations for the initial or renewal accreditation process.

Specialty Pharmacy Workshop


Upcoming Workshop Dates:

May 23, 2019
Specialty Workshop Only
(8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Cary, NC



The Pharmacy workshop provides pharmacy personnel with a comprehensive overview of the ACHC Accreditation process under Specialty Pharmacy standards. This course is conducted with a personalized approach that delivers valuable insight for both attendees who are experienced in the accreditation process and those who are new to their accreditation responsibilities. 


 During the workshop, an ACHCU Clinical Educator and Surveyor will provide participants with:


  • Hands-on training for using the take-home ACHC Accreditation Guide to Success workbook, a program-specific and comprehensive tool that offers guidance on the meanings and requirements of each ACHC Accreditation Standard
  • Resources that contain audit tools and hints
  • How to prepare a Preliminary Evidence Report (PER)
  • How to create an effective Plan Of Correction (POC)
  • Essential components of accreditation preparation
  • Best practices for a successful on-site survey
  • How to avoid pitfalls by reviewing "Top 10 Survey Deficiencies"


Each attendee will receive the ACHC Accreditation Guide to Success workbook for FREE, which will be used as the primary learning instrument during the course. This workbook serves as a valuable reference tool for achieving or maintaining accreditation.


Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held at ACHC’s Corporate Headquarters in Cary, NC
(a five-minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International airport - RDU).


Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the initial and renewal accreditation process
  • Detail the essential components of functional Performance Improvement (PI) and Compliance Programs
  • Learn how to prepare an organization for the accreditation survey
  • Establish expectations for survey day and strategies for survey success
  • Learn how to utilize the ACHC Accreditation Guide to Success workbook to ensure ongoing compliance


Intended Audience:

This workshop is ideal for Specialty Pharmacy personnel who are preparing for initial or renewal accreditation and are responsible for policies and procedures and  PI and Compliance Programs.

Your Instructor(s):

Jon Pritchett, Pharm.D.,RPh.
Associate Director, Pharmacy

Tim Safley, RPh.
Director of DMEPOS, Pharmacy & Sleep

Greg Stowell
Education & Consulting Manager

Day 1 Specialty Pharmacy Workshop Agenda - (8:00am - 4:30pm)

Registration / Continental Breakfast
On-Site Survey Process
Post-Survey POC Process
Understanding ACHC Specialty Standards
Top 10 Survey Deficiencies
Lunch / Questions
Patient Records/ Plans of Care
Staff Training and Competencies
PI Standard Requirements for Specialty Pharmacy
Leveraging Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation
Overview of Distinction in Oncology Program