Frequently Asked Questions

We gathered answers for the most important questions we received about our Accreditation Program. We hope you can find answers to your question below!

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Physician’s receiving PDA accreditation will realize tangible and intangible benefits such as:
• differentiation and competitive edge in the marketplace from other healthcare providers
• increased credibility among patients and colleagues
• greater recognition and trust
• validation to regulators and watchdogs that the organization complies with and adjusts to changes in the industry, laws and regulations
• guidance on a set of best quality practices that improve safety and quality

PDA provides accredited physicians with an accreditation kit to include:
• a press release from PDA to public news media and trade press
• promotion on PDA’s websites for patients

A physician interested in applying for accreditation must first register with PDA and be determined to be eligible for the program. Physicians may register online here.

The Program Standards and Guidance was developed in conjunction with leading experts in the field, are based on best practices, expert consensus, and federal and state regulations. Drafting of the criteria included the active input of a large number of individuals and organizations over the past two years including medical societies, regulators and consumers.

Upon completion of the Registration Form by a physician, PDA will forward the Standards and other pertinent Program informational documents.

Fees include an Application Fee that is submitted with the Application and an Annual Reporting Fee required in years 2 and 3 of the accreditation cycle. A Fee Schedule is provided upon completion of the Registration Form.

PDA provides accredited physicians with an accreditation kit to include:
1 Physician registers for accreditation
2 Eligible physicians are invited to submit an Application
3 Application and supporting documentation are submitted to PDA
4 Survey
5 Accreditation decision is rendered

The accreditation period is 3 years. To continue an accreditation for an additional 3-year period, Accredited Organizations are required to submit a renewal application and undergo a renewal survey in the last year of their accreditation cycle.

As part of the accreditation process, physicians are notified of any non-compliance and given the opportunity to provide a plan of corrective action and present corrective materials to show compliance before a final decision regarding accreditation is rendered.

After the Application and supporting documentation have been deemed complete, the Organization will be scheduled for a survey. The Survey consists of reviews of submitted documentation.

The PDA Accreditation board oversees the Accreditation Program for Physician Dispensing and makes final decisions on accreditation applications.

PDA posts all accredited physicians on its website. Each physician will be asked to provide specific contact information to be posted. In addition, accredited organizations can display the official seal of the PDA Accreditation Program on their website and use it in advertising their program.

Yes, this information is kept confidential. Information that is made public is outlined in the Program Rules and Terms.

Accredited organizations are required to submit an Annual Accreditation Report.