ACHC launches nutrition distinction

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has launched a Distinction in Nutrition Support (NTS), the industry’s first, it says. The distinction augments the company’s infusion pharmacy accreditation, allowing providers to demonstrate their expertise in the provision of nutrition products and formulas, as well as their commitment to optimal patient care, according to a press release. “The Distinction in Nutrition Support focuses on nutrition-specific pharmacy operations and the provision of care, allowing infusion providers to differentiate themselves among their competitors,” said Tim Safley, director of DMEPOS, pharmacy and sleep. Pharmacies seeking to achieve a Distinction in NTS must do so in combination with ACHC Infusion Pharmacy Accreditation. The Nutrition Distinction joins ACHC's other distinctions in oncology, infectious disease specific to HIV, and hazardous drug handling.