Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015
URAC today announced that Dr. Heather Bonome has joined URAC as director of pharmacy programs. Dr. Bonome will manage the development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement for the nationally-recognized URAC pharmacy suite of programs.
“URAC is privileged to have Heather guide and administer our industry-leading pharmacy accreditation program,” said Kylanne Green, chief executive officer of URAC. “The role of pharmacy is evolving with the advent of new models of healthcare delivery. URAC’s programs reflect and support this rapidly changing environment and Heather’s experience and industry connections will guarantee that our programs maintain the highest standards in the industry.”
Dr. Bonome comes to URAC from the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry where she worked with all major client segments including federal and state government, health plans, Medicare, Managed Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplaces, labor unions, and both large and small employers. She has managed the clinical pharmacy strategy for several customers including a $3 billion mail service pharmacy program. She successfully built a Medicare Part D pharmacy benefit during the 2006 launch of the program in compliance with the Medicare Modernization Act and launched a Health Insurance Marketplace benefit in 2014 in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Bonome is an active member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). She has been a speaker at national AMCP meetings and recently completed her service as chair of the Professional Practice Committee. She has served on the Legislative Committee where she developed policy positions and was an advocate on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Academy. She is currently the Academy’s Diplomat to Howard University in Washington D.C.
Dr. Bonome received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Pharmacy and completed a one-year post-graduate pharmacy residency in managed care. She is a registered pharmacist in the state of New Jersey.
URAC is a national accreditation leader, offering over 30 highly regarded accreditation programs that span the healthcare spectrum. URAC programs are created and updated by independent industry-spanning experts to address the latest market trends and needs, offering a wide range of accreditation and benchmarking programs and providing a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. URAC’s accreditation programs are formally recognized by six federal agencies, as well as 48 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org, follow us on Twitter, friend us on Facebook, or visit our page on LinkedIn.