Avella Offers Payor Guide to Selecting the Appropriate Specialty Pharmacy
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White Paper Developed for Payors
June 12, 2013 Phoenix, AZ - Avella Specialty Pharmacy today introduced Guide to Selecting the Appropriate Specialty Pharmacy: 10 Elements a Payor Should Consider in the Decision Process, a white paper outlining important considerations for payors when selecting a specialty pharmacy partner. View the white paper here:http://info.avella.com/managed-care-guide
The Guide to Selecting the Appropriate Specialty Pharmacy highlights 10 important factors to consider when choosing a specialty pharmacy including the ability to provide access to limited distribution drugs and the ability to provide comprehensive, quality clinical services to patients. The white paper also provides insight into the importance of data management reporting and waste containment.
“The specialty pharmacy is an integral aspect of the healthcare system,” said Kevin James, R.Ph., MBA, Avella VP, Managed Markets. “It is important for payors to work with someone who really understands the specialty drug environment and can offer solutions to address the unique cost and adherence challenges associated with specialty drugs. Specialty pharmacy partnerships result in lower costs and better patient care throughout the course of treatment.”
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, specialty drugs will account for approximately 40 percent of a health plan’s drug spend by 2020. Customer satisfaction, adherence, access to specialty drugs, cost containment and waste management can all be positively shaped through a partnership with the right specialty pharmacy.
Specialty pharmacies play a key role in providing patients with complex medical conditions access to medications and in monitoring those patients to ensure correct utilization. Working as a key component of the healthcare system, Avella collaborates with providers, payors and patients to offer unique solutions to their challenges. More information about Avella and its specialty services can be found at www.avella.com
About Avella Specialty Pharmacy
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Avella Specialty Pharmacy (formerly operating as The Apothecary Shops) is a National Accredited Specialty Pharmacy, providing individualized care and support to patients since 1996. Avella’s clinical pharmacists and staff members are experts in managing complex disease states and providing compassionate care. The company offers a nationwide distribution service to complement its retail locations. Avella reached 1,064th on Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country, up more than 500 places from 2011. In addition, The Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards has named Avella Specialty Pharmacy as the fastest-growing private company based in the state. For more information, please visit Avella.com.
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