La Vita Patients Gain Access to Insurance Coverage of Compound Medications through Rigorous Accreditation and Quality Screening

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Patients and physicians that utilize La Vita compounded medications as part of their personalized treatment regime gained an ally in their journey to live, better, longer. UCM (United Compounding Management) announced La Vita Compounding Pharmacy has passed its stringent quality, safety, cost and ethics certification of the company’s operations.

La Vita is San Diego County’s only pharmacy to meet the standards of UCM’s Accredited Network

Over the past year, many insurance companies and PBMs have been eliminating and/or severely cutting back reimbursement for compounded medications in an effort to cut rising pharmacy costs. At the same time, many of these companies realize the importance of personalized medications and that compounded medications may be the best treatment option for their covered lives. Therefore, the need to vet quality and ethical compounding pharmacies has become a priority for many conscientious PBMs and insurance companies.

La Vita Compounding Pharmacy is San Diego County’s only compounding pharmacy to meet the standards of UCM’s Accredited Network. UCM negotiates fair reimbursement for compounded medications and preferred status on behalf of network pharmacies with PBMs and payors. Given the stringent quality and best practice requirements for UCM participation, UCM’s network of pharmacies instills confidence in PBMs, payors, physicians, and patients for continued access and affordability of compounded medications. Participating pharmacies are required to be industry accredited and undergo certification. The rigorous certification process consists of pharmacy attestation and onsite surveys to ensure state, federal, and contract compliance, as well as best business practices are followed.

Debra Hubers, La Vita Co-Founder states, “Working with insurance companies to provide access to affordable, quality medications is an important aspect of our business. Since we started La Vita, we have taken a leadership role in working with PBMs and payors to assure all stakeholders are deriving value from working with our company and affiliated physicians.”

La Vita Co-Founder Christine Givant, RPh has also joined UCM’s Pharmacy Advisory Committee to help further support access to affordable personalized medicine and quality outcomes. “It is our mission to lead the compounding industry in the innovation, education, research and quality formulation of compounded medications. Patients also recognize the value La Vita provides as evidenced by being voted Best Pharmacy 2015 in North County San Diego.”

About La Vita Compounding Pharmacy, LLC
La Vita Compounding Pharmacy’s promise is to help people live better, longer by personalizing medications for each patient. Utilizing advanced genomic and laboratory technology in collaboration with its physicians allows La Vita to stay on the leading edge of patient care. All formulations are prepared with care, quality and safety in customized dosages utilizing unique delivery systems including injections, transdermal gels and capsules. Patent pending formulations are exclusively offered at La Vita.

We are proud to be among the 1% of the United States pharmacies that hold the prestigious PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board) for both sterile and non-sterile compounding. PCAB Accreditation requires rigorous federal and state agency certifications, assessments and inspections. To start living better longer, contact Deb Hubers at (858) 453-2500 or email Deb(at)lavitarx(dot)com or visit our Web site at http://www.lavitarx.com.

About UCM
Founded in 2014, UCM is an independent compound management company comprised of business and pharmacy practice professionals with broad managed care and deep clinical expertise. UCM entered the marketplace to assist patients, payers and pharmacies by applying proven techniques and proprietary technology, which provide solutions to making compounding affordable and accessible. http://www.ucmrx.com.

About Best of North Coast
North Coast reader’s 17th annual online favorite’s poll. The guide showcases the business, restaurants and people whose excellent efforts make the community one of the most wonderful places in which to live, work and play. For more information, visit http://www.delmartimes.net.

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Deb Hubers
La Vita
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