BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In support of July as Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, AscellaHealth, a national Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, calls for increased awareness about how to manage the wide-ranging impact of juvenile arthritis (JA), an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or pediatric rheumatic diseases that can develop in children under the age of 16, affecting nearly 300,000 children in the United States. On the front line of providing the clinical expertise and ongoing clinical support, education and commitment to achieving quality of care for patients with JA, AscellaHealth enables individuals to be more compliant with their “high-touch” medication regimens, thereby reducing healthcare expenditures from hospitalizations and emergency room visits that impact outcomes.
“AscellaHealth’s personalized model includes clinical interventions, adherence counseling, psychosocial assessment, integrated nursing staff, refill reminders and delivery coordination as part of our innovative specialty pharmacy strategy,” says Dea Belazi, president and CEO, AscellaHealth. “We focus on improving outcomes and care coordination for health plan members and their children living with JA and offer discounted pricing as part of the considerable value we create.”
AscellaHealth offers Clinical and Educational Programs to assist with high deductible/co-insurance costs by utilizing financial assistance programs and partnering with physicians and pharmacists throughout the member’s course of treatment.
“Because there is currently no cure for juvenile arthritis, treatment plans usually involve the appropriate use of medication to control pain levels, reduce inflammation and maintain mobility, coupled with therapeutically physical activities and healthy eating,” says Belazi. “Our programs are designed to support the individual in addressing these critical issues.”
AscellaHealth’s program is available on a standalone basis, or as part of a full-service pharmacy benefit management option that 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.
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.