Accreditation faqs

How will NCODA CoE MIP accreditation help my organization?

  • The accreditation standards provide a framework to foster improvement in medication adherence, reduce waste due to cost avoidance, shorten medication fill times, and improve patient and clinician satisfaction.
  • Our accreditation program benefits MIPs through the adoption of quality standards and best practices and tracking valuable patient outcomes.
  • The NCODA CoE MIP accreditation is preferred for the Prime Therapeutics IntegratedRx Oncology program.

What is the cost of the accreditations?

NCODA CoE MIP Accreditation Programs are robust, meaningful, and budget-friendly. Our focus is on the patient, not the bottom line. Initial accreditation and subsequent reaccreditations cost $10,000-$13,500.

Does the program offer resources and support?

NCODA offers accreditation templates for purchase to assist practices in complying with the NCODA accreditation standards. Templates include, but are not limited to, clinical evaluation forms, error logs, new patient packet, training checklists and MIP standard operating procedures (SOPs). These templates help guide practices through the accreditation process and address ALL of the accreditation requirements. (link to resources page for purchase)

We provide an assigned reviewer with experience in pharmacy accreditation and pharmacy operations to answer questions and assist in ensuring compliance with standards. The assigned reviewer is available via phone or email to answer any questions through the entire process, such as accessing/navigating the portal, standard interpretation, and recommending best practices.

Documents may be uploaded to accreditation portal for review and feedback throughout the 4-month self-study period (prior to official submission of self-study).

Real time reviewer feedback allows the MIP to ensure compliance with NCODA accreditation standards before implementing new processes and helps to ensure fewer non-compliant findings on the self-study review report.

What are the eligibility requirements?

To apply for NCODA CoE MIP Accreditation, the organization’s Clinicians, pharmacy technicians, and practice administrators must enroll as members of NCODA and meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • CoE MIP Accreditation
    • The organization must be a medically integrated pharmacy currently dispensing oral oncolytics to approximately 50% of its patient population
  • CoE MIP Multi-Specialty Accreditation
    • The organization must be a medically integrated pharmacy.
  • CoE MIP Multi-Specialty with Oncology Focus Accreditation
    • The organization must be a medically integrated pharmacy currently dispensing oral oncolytics.

What are the benefits of becoming an NCODA member?

NCODA membership includes complimentary continuing education opportunities, up to date information on emerging trends and legislation, and opportunities to collaborate with experts in oncology. NCODA members have access to a vast library of helpful tools and templates that can be used to demonstrate compliance with the NCODA standards.

Where can I find the accreditation standards?

An overview of the accreditation standards can be found here.

Accreditation standards may be purchased by MIPs interested in pursuing NCODA CoE MIP Accreditation. To inquire about purchasing the NCODA accreditation standards, please complete the Questions about Accreditation form here.

What is the accreditation process?

Accreditation is completed in steps over 8 – 12 months. The detailed process can be viewed here.

What resources are available to accreditation applicants?
Accreditation training includes a comprehensive overview of the accreditation process,
standards, criteria, and guidance, as well as strategies for a successful accreditation outcome.
  • Accreditation training is offered at each Spring Forum and Fall Summit.
  • Individual accreditation training may be arranged by contacting the Director of Medically Integrated Pharmacy Accreditation.

Guidance and Support:

  • MIPs are assigned an accreditation team comprised of an accreditation reviewer
    responsible for documentation review/feedback, standard interpretation, process
    questions, etc. and a surveyor responsible for conducting the onsite survey and
    completing the final accreditation report.
  • The designated NCODA accreditation team is available to provide guidance, resources
    and standard interpretation throughout the 8-to-12-month accreditation process and

Additional Resources

  • NCODA creates and warehouses resources on the website allowing MIPs access to a
    comprehensive suite of resources to assist in patient management, financial assistance,
    patient cost avoidance and waste tracking, staff development and training.


Cost Avoidance Waste Tracker

Positive Quality Interventions

PQI in Action

OCE Sheets

IVE Sheets

Treatment Support Kits

PQI Podcast


Member Resources



Member Login



Spring Forum

Oncology Institute

PSO Annual Meeting

Fall Summit


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