BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AscellaHealth a specialty-focused pharmaceutical management company serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, supports June as National Cancer Survivor Month and June 4, 2019, National Cancer Survivors Day, by acknowledging the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship. AscellaHealth’ clinical and educational programs can play a key role in assisting members with their prescribed therapy, beginning with diagnosis, to reduce high deductible/co-insurance costs through financial assistance programs and by partnering with physicians and pharmacists.
“Cancer survivorship begins on the day of diagnosis, and thanks to earlier detection there has been continued increase in survival rates, fueling our commitment to helping health plan members battle cancer in a way that improves quality of life and maximizes benefit plans,” says Dea Belazi, president and CEO, AscellaHealth. “The cancer pipeline is ripe with innovative therapeutic options, with emerging combinations of medicines holding particular promise for cancer patients. These patients require a strategic approach to specialty pharmacy that is designed to improve outcomes and care coordination. AscellaHealth’s high-touch model includes clinical interventions, adherence counseling, psychosocial assessment, integrated nursing staff, refill reminders and delivery coordination as part of AscellaHealth’s innovative specialty pharmacy strategy.”
The most recent figures show an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, which is expected to increase to 20.3 million by 2026.
AscellaHealth’s program includes specialty drug management, formulary management services/rebates, competitive pricing and innovative discounting, drug utilization review, case management services/therapy management, clinical review/prior authorization, pharmacy and therapeutic management committee, flexible claims adjudication system, drug information and news reporting.
Belazi concludes, “By reducing costs, including discounted prices as part of the exceptional value we provide, our approach to specialty drugs can be a vital factor for members living with cancer.”
AscellaHealth, a national PBM serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments offers high quality prescription drug management services along with other customizable services, such as carved-out specialty pharmacy services and cost-savings discount programs through its unique and proprietary service that extends discounts on prescription medications to customers more than any other PBM in the industry. Visit www.ascellahealth.com.