The benefits of membership align with our focus of delivering the best possible outcomes and lowering costs for our patients.
(PRWEB) January 03, 2017
The Excelera network consists of point-of-care specialty pharmacies owned by health systems and academic medical centers. The network provides members nationally scaled infrastructure and support to help them develop best practices and gain access to limited-distribution drugs and biologics and restrictive payer agreements so members can provide continuity of care for their patients with complex and chronic conditions requiring specialty drugs and biologics. The Excelera specialty pharmacy network also serves as a national platform for collaboration to optimize outpatient specialty drug therapy for population health.
“UnityPoint at Home is pleased to join the Excelera network with the goal of enhancing our specialty pharmacy capabilities,” said Ruth Coady, UnityPoint at Home Infusion Services and Specialty Pharmacy Executive Director. “The benefits of membership align with our focus of delivering the best possible outcomes and lowering costs for our patients.”
“We are delighted to welcome UnityPoint at Home into our national network,” said Jim Fox, Chief Executive Officer of the Excelera network. “UnityPoint at Home is an example of an integrated health system looking to improve continuity of care for complex patients in order to lower costs and advance clinical and financial outcomes.”
Specialty pharmaceuticals are expensive drugs that require special handing and administration and are often used to treat the most ill and clinically complex patients. The Excelera organization will partner with UnityPoint at Home Specialty Pharmacy to develop key specialty pharmacy capabilities including training, operations, data aggregation, reporting for drug manufacturers and payers, revenue cycle management and pharmacy business office.
ExceleraRx Corp. supports the Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network, a national network of specialty pharmacies based at health systems and academic medical centers, enabling member organizations to gain access to limited distribution drugs and restricted payer agreements. The Excelera network provides national-scale efficiency and collaboration to improve quality and value of outpatient specialty drug therapy for population health outcomes. Excelera’s mission is to “provide tools, technology and best practices around high-performing specialty pharmacy capabilities to network members, so that they can provide integrated, coordinated care to complex patients at the point-of-care leading to improved health outcomes and decreased healthcare costs.” For a current list of Excelera specialty pharmacy network members, or for more information about becoming a member of the Excelera national specialty pharmacy network, visit excelerarx.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
About UnityPoint at Home
UnityPoint at Home is an integrated home health services provider serving patients and communities in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. Part of UnityPoint Health, the nation’s fourth largest nondenominational health system, UnityPoint at Home works together with its affiliated physicians and hospitals to coordinate the services, support and education necessary for patients to continue their care at home. Services include adult and pediatric nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, personal care and home support, infusion therapy, respiratory therapy, palliative care, hospice and home medical equipment services. For more information about UnityPoint at Home, or to find a location near you, visit unitypointathome.org.