Credentialing for Washington State Community Pharmacists

Kelley-Ross Pharmacy GroupBlogCredentialing for Washington State Community Pharmacists

We are celebrating the fact that our community pharmacists have been officially recognized by select Washington State insurance plans as providers of clinical services.

Studies and practice-based experience have shown that when pharmacists are involved as members of the health care team, patient outcomes improve, patients report higher rates of satisfaction and overall health care costs are reduced.

Without the proper provider status recognition and payment models in place, patients and health care providers are often blocked from accessing the benefits achievable through pharmacists’ services.

We are excited that our team represents the first community Pharmacists in the nation to be credentialed with commercial payers.

Kelley-Ross CEO, Ryan Oftebro, stated, “This is a huge step in the right direction for patients. Our profession is finally being recognized for the high-quality, cost-saving healthcare solutions available from a community pharmacist”.

Kelley-Ross is an independently owned corporation operating 4 pharmacies in Seattle. Kelley-Ross provides a wide range of pharmacy services, including prescription dispensing, compounding, medi-set packaging, compliance packaging, long-term care facility services, consultant pharmacist services, immunizations and a variety of health screenings.

We provide Clinical Community Care. This means that our staff combines expert medication therapy management and clinical skills, with caring, patient centered pharmacy services. By using the triad approach – patient, provider and pharmacist – we can help patients maximize their healthcare resources while achieving optimal health outcomes.

Our high service level and commitment to problem solving has made Kelley-Ross the pharmacy of choice for patients and providers across the Northwest.