McKINNEY, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Soleo Health, an innovative national provider of complex specialty pharmacy and infusion services, announced today it was selected as one of three exclusive providers by Highmark Inc. for the care of its hemophilia members, effective January 1, 2020. Highmark, a leading national health insurance organization and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, has approximately 190 hemophilia patients under its plans. Highmark spends approximately $80 million annually on care for hemophiliacs, with about 90 percent attributed to pharmacy costs.
Under the agreement, Soleo Health, chosen as one of two preferred national specialty pharmacy providers, in addition to a regional hemophilia treatment center, will clinically manage and support Highmark members with this complex, chronic condition across the country through its dedicated bleeding disorders therapeutic care management centers with specially trained, interdisciplinary teams. Furthermore, Highmark plans to harness the powerful capabilities of the Company’s exclusive proprietary clinical outcomes program, SoleMetrics®. SoleMetrics collects and delivers valuable data over time by gathering intelligent outcomes of patients under its clinical care. SoleMetrics has the distinct ability to collect hemophilia-specific data to demonstrate clinical and economic value to Highmark, its providers and its members.
“Our priority lies in taking a highly personalized and therapeutic focused approach to providing superior patient management and clinical care. We continue to garner preferred relationships with payors and health systems as well as pharmaceutical manufacturers based on our clinical expertise and distinctive, real-world evidence data reporting. We are positively affecting the quality of care we bring the patients, payors, and providers with whom we care for and work. We look forward to administering our higher levels of care and cost savings for Highmark and its members and showcasing our capabilities,” commented Drew Walk, Soleo Health’s chief executive officer.
“Soleo Health was selected as a preferred provider partner to manage our hemophilia patients, based on the exemplary care it delivers as well as its extraordinary outcomes and data capabilities. Highmark wanted to develop a program that delivered exceptional value-based care to our patients and recognized the best way to do this was to partner with physician specialists and infusion providers. Our responsibility is to connect our members to providers who have a proven record in managing hemophilia, and we believe that Soleo has established a true center of excellence as it relates to appropriately caring for these patients,” said Sean Burke, manager, Specialty Pharmacy Services at Highmark.
About Highmark Inc.
One of America's leading health insurance organizations and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Highmark Inc. (the Health Plan) and its affiliated health plans (collectively, the Health Plans) work passionately to deliver high-quality, accessible, understandable, and affordable experiences, outcomes, and solutions to customers. As the fourth-largest overall Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated organization, Highmark Inc. and its Blue-branded affiliates proudly cover the insurance needs of 4.5 million members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance and other related businesses. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.
About Soleo Health
McKinney, Texas-based Soleo Health is an innovative national provider of complex specialty pharmacy and infusion services, administered in the home or at alternate sites of care. Soleo Health’s interdisciplinary team, comprised of experienced clinical pharmacists and registered nurses, utilizes a consistent patient management process, which leads to quantifiable clinical and economic value while improving patients’ experience.
Soleo Health operates 20 locations throughout the U.S. with national nursing coverage and pharmacy licensure in 50 states, and is accredited by The Joint Commission. For more information, visit www.soleohealth.com or connect with Soleo Health on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.