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Chartwell Enhances IV Preparations with Omnicell® IVX Workflow

MERCER ISLAND, Washington, June 30, 2021Chartwell Pennsylvania, LP, the nation’s leading health-system based provider of home infusion, specialty pharmacy, and enteral nutrition and a part of CarepathRx Specialty Pharmacy and Home Infusion Solutions, has partnered with Omnicell to install their IVX Workflow sterile compounding technology to manage chemotherapy drug product preparations. A leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, Omnicell’s IVX Workflow platform is designed to enhance safety, ensure dosing accuracy, and facilitate compliance, which will allow CarepathRx to lead the way to zero-error medication management.

In December of 2020, Chartwell and UPMC announced a partnership with CarepathRx to expand patient access to innovative specialty pharmacy and home infusion services. “With a commitment to patient care, CarepathRx is proud to partner with Omnicell to become the first provider in the nation to implement the IVX Workflow technology in a home infusion application,” said David Benedict, PharmD, BCPS, Chief Operating Officer at CarepathRx Specialty Pharmacy and Infusion Solutions. “Developing new competencies with this type of technology further enhances CarepathRx’s leadership role in the health-system direct home infusion treatment space.”

The use of Omnicell IVX Workflow allows Chartwell technicians to implement a step-by-step preparation of chemotherapy that employs gravimetric verification and barcode-scanning. Computer processing through IVX Cloud administers orders from the clinical pharmacist directly to Chartwell’s state-of-the-art cleanrooms. Plans are currently underway to expand this application to all non-TPN products, including hazardous and non-hazardous home infusion therapies.

“In addition to barcode scanning and gravimetrics, Chartwell implemented automated photography to give our pharmacists the ability to review each step throughout the IV preparation,” said Kyra Wivagg, PharmD, Manager of Pharmacy Operations at Chartwell. “The additional safety checks throughout the process represents a new phase in operational excellence and patient safety. Omnicell’s expert staff coordinated with Chartwell every step of the way to make this possible.”

“Advanced IV compounding technology is a critical component to ensuring quality, accuracy, and standardization in producing dose-specific admixtures,” said Jeff Schlossnagle, Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer at Omnicell. “We’re proud to partner with CarepathRx and Chartwell to implement technology and intelligence solutions that are transforming pharmacy operations and delivering improved clinical and operational outcomes.”

About CarepathRx
CarepathRx is transforming pharmacy care delivery for health systems and hospitals, delivering improved patient outcomes that drive clinical, quality, and financial results. Through the industry’s most comprehensive, end-to-end hospital pharmacy care delivery model, CarepathRx is turning hospital pharmacy into an active care management strategy and revenue generator while providing support across the patient’s complete healthcare journey. The company takes an enterprise approach, providing a powerful combination of technology, market-leading clinical pharmacy services, and wrap-around services that optimize pharmacy performance across the enterprise for fully integrated pharmacy operations, expanded healthcare services, improved ambulatory access, minimized clinical variation and new health system revenue streams. Today, CarepathRx serves more than 15 health systems and 600 hospitals, with more than 1,500 employees nationwide. For more information about CarepathRx, visit www.carepathrxllc.com.

About Chartwell Pennsylvania, LP
Chartwell Pennsylvania, LP, is a limited partnership between UPMC, Butler Health System, Heritage Valley Health System, and Washington Health System with three branch locations in Altoona, Erie, and Pittsburgh. CarepathRx, a national leader in pharmacy and medication management solutions, acquired the management services organization responsible for the operational and strategic management of Chartwell in 2020. For more than 30 years, Chartwell has provided the latest in advanced therapies and medications to patients for the treatment of chronic, rare, and/or complex conditions. The pharmacy provides services, therapies, and medications for home infusion, specialty pharmacy, and enteral nutrition throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Florida, and South Carolina. www.chartwellpa.com

BioPlus Awarded Two 2021 Aster Awards for Excellence in Healthcare Marketing

June 18, 2021BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, a national provider of specialty pharmacy services and a CarepathRx company, was recently awarded two honors at the 2021 Aster Awards, a competition that recognizes excellence in healthcare advertising and communication.

BioPlus earned Gold Level recognition in the new Aster Awards category: Crisis Management (COVID-19). This award honors BioPlus for high-quality, timely, and relevant marketing communications to physician offices throughout the pandemic. In addition, BioPlus placed at the Silver Level in the Social Media category.

An industry staple for more than 20 years, the Aster Awards are judged by a diverse panel of industry experts to determine winning entries. Judging criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality, and overall appeal and execution.

“During these unprecedented times of COVID, this year’s competition was one of the most creative to date,” said Melinda Lucas, Aster Awards Program Coordinator. “There were many agencies and organizations that stepped up and offered incredible communications that were both informative and creative. We’ve all had COVID touch our lives and are looking forward to a much brighter future together.”

About CarepathRx
CarepathRx is transforming pharmacy care delivery for health systems and hospitals, delivering improved patient outcomes that drive clinical, quality, and financial results. Through the industry’s most comprehensive, end-to-end hospital pharmacy care delivery model, CarepathRx is turning hospital pharmacy into an active care management strategy and revenue generator while providing support across the patient’s complete healthcare journey. The company takes an enterprise approach, providing a powerful combination of technology, market-leading clinical pharmacy services, and wrap-around services that optimize pharmacy performance across the enterprise for fully integrated pharmacy operations, expanded healthcare services, improved ambulatory access, minimized clinical variation and new health system revenue streams. Today, CarepathRx serves more than 15 health systems and 600 hospitals, with more than 1,500 employees nationwide. For more information about CarepathRx, visit www.carepathrxllc.com.

CarepathRx Now Offering Home Infusion Services at HonorHealth

MERCER ISLAND, Wash., June 15, 2021CarepathRx, a leader in pharmacy and medication management solutions, recently announced they will offer comprehensive home infusion services to HonorHealth, an Arizona-based nonprofit health system.

“We are excited to work with HonorHealth to expand patient access to home infusion therapies,” said Keith Crawford, Chief Strategy Officer at CarepathRx. “This multi-year agreement introduces a new and important service to the community. Home infusion is an attractive option for patients – it is safe, clinically effective, and helps improve a patients’ quality of life, all while containing health care costs.”

HonorHealth, headquartered in Scottsdale, Az., is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation, and community services with approximately 12,800 employees, 3,500 affiliated providers, and 3,100 volunteers.

“HonorHealth has a rich history of providing world-class healthcare services to our patients and exploring new and innovative ways to serve our community and meet its healthcare needs,” said Pamela Foster, Vice President – Care Coordination at HonorHealth. “We plan to work with CarepathRx to offer a full-suite of home and specialty infusion services, meeting the growing need for home infusion therapy options in our community.”

“Home infusion is a safe and effective way of receiving IV medications,” said Mark Mikhael, Chief Pharmacy Officer at ProHealth Solutions, a CarepathRx Healthcare Company. “A goal of our infusion program is to provide quality care in a safe environment so that patients can maintain their independent lifestyles.”

About CarepathRx
CarepathRx is transforming pharmacy care delivery for health systems and hospitals, delivering improved patient outcomes that drive clinical, quality, and financial results. Through the industry’s most comprehensive, end-to-end hospital pharmacy care delivery model, CarepathRx is turning hospital pharmacy into an active care management strategy and revenue generator while providing support across the patient’s complete healthcare journey. The company takes an enterprise approach, providing a powerful combination of technology, market-leading clinical pharmacy services, and wrap-around services that optimize pharmacy performance across the enterprise for fully integrated pharmacy operations, expanded healthcare services, improved ambulatory access, minimized clinical variation and new health system revenue streams. Today, CarepathRx serves more than 15 health systems and 600 hospitals, with more than 1,500 employees nationwide. For more information about CarepathRx, visit www.carepathrxllc.com.

CarepathRx and Allied Health Solutions, a WVU Medicine affiliate, announce Home Infusion Partnership

MERCER ISLAND, Washington, May 26, 2021CarepathRx, a leader in pharmacy and medication management solutions, announced a new home infusion pharmacy partnership with Allied Health Solutions, part of the West Virginia University Medicine (WVU Medicine) health system. This multi-year agreement will expand patient access to home infusion therapies to include both acute and specialty infusion medications.

As the gateway to post-acute care, hospitals are ideally positioned to leverage existing resources to provide infusion services in the home, whereby optimizing patient care and outcomes. “Our partnership with WVU Medicine expands clinical services beyond their hospital walls and offers a new and unique service to the community” said Keith Crawford, Chief Strategy Officer at CarepathRx. “We are very excited about this partnership. Our turnkey Home Infusion Program will help WVU Medicine build operational capabilities, achieve appropriate compliance and accreditation, and refine transition of care oversight, while providing comprehensive back-office and revenue cycle management.”

WVU Medicine, the affiliated academic medical system of West Virginia University, includes more than 20 hospitals and institutions across West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

“Allied Health Solutions, a WVU Medicine company, is proud to partner with CarepathRx to deliver comprehensive infusion services to thousands of patients across our state and the nation,” said Louis Sokos, B.S. Pharm, MBA, Director of Specialty Pharmacy Services at Allied Health Solutions Specialty Pharmacy. “Delivering access to specialty and home infusion not only provides an invaluable addition to our health system, but also creates a cost-effective alternative to receiving treatment in a hospital or clinical setting—a net positive for our patients, their families, and their communities.”

“This is an exciting partnership, and we are proud to be working with WVU Medicine,” said Mark Mikhael, Chief Pharmacy Officer at ProHealth Solutions, a CarepathRx healthcare company. “Improving the continuity of care for patients requiring infusion therapies will have a positive impact on patient care and help to reduce the cost associated with this type of medicine.”

The home infusion services offered by WVU Medicine are expected to go live August 1, 2021.

Contact: Keith Crawford/CarepathRx
Mobile: 720 854 5588
E-mail: keith.crawford@carepathrxllc.com

About CarepathRx
CarepathRx is transforming pharmacy care delivery for health systems and hospitals, delivering improved patient outcomes that drive clinical, quality, and financial results. Through the industry’s most comprehensive, end-to-end hospital pharmacy care delivery model, CarepathRx is turning hospital pharmacy into an active care management strategy and revenue generator while providing support across the patient’s complete healthcare journey. The company takes an enterprise approach, providing a powerful combination of technology, market-leading clinical pharmacy services, and wrap-around services that optimize pharmacy performance across the enterprise for fully integrated pharmacy operations, expanded healthcare services, improved ambulatory access, minimized clinical variation and new health system revenue streams. Today, CarepathRx serves more than 15 health systems and 600 hospitals, with more than 1,500 employees nationwide. For more information about CarepathRx, visit www.carepathrxllc.com.

ExactCare Med Management Reduces Cost by 5 Percent for Patients with Complex Medical Needs

March 4, 2021 – ExactCare, a leading national medication management and pharmacy care provider and a CarepathRx company, today announced its comprehensive medication management solution has been proven to improve adherence, reduce health care utilization and generate total cost of care savings, according to a study conducted by RAND Corporation and recently published by the Journal of Managed Care + Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP).

The study, which reviewed medical and prescription drug encounter data of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries from one of the largest private insurers in the United States, examined the impact of ExactCare’s high-touch, multi-intervention approach for patients with complex medical needs. The study demonstrated the following:

  • Improved Medication Adherence. Statistically significant increases in adherence to statins and antihypertensive drugs
  • Decreases in Number and Length of Facility Admissions. Statistically significant decreases in skilled nursing facility (SNF) admission rates, SNF days, and inpatient days
  • Reductions in Total Cost of Care. Approximately $2,400 less in total cost of care per member per year, representing a 5 percent reduction in average costs

This study noted significant impact among patients with the most severe healthcare concerns.

“ExactCare’s unique approach to medication management was purposefully designed to serve people with chronic conditions,” said ExactCare President & CEO Dale Wollschleger, R.Ph. “For our patients, it is critical to provide a comprehensive approach that fully accounts for complex clinical issues as well as struggles with activities of daily living, as opposed to traditional pharmacy models that typically offer a single intervention focused on convenience. This study demonstrates that our robust services create better health outcomes for our patients and also address quality and cost objectives for healthcare organizations responsible for patient care.”

Read more at: www.exactcarepharmacy.com/blog-posts/exactcare-proven-to-reduce-total-cost-of-care-for-patients-with-complex-medical-needs.

About CarepathRx
CarepathRx is transforming pharmacy care delivery for health systems and hospitals, delivering improved patient outcomes that drive clinical, quality, and financial results. Through the industry’s most comprehensive, end-to-end hospital pharmacy care delivery model, CarepathRx is turning hospital pharmacy into an active care management strategy and revenue generator while providing support across the patient’s complete healthcare journey. The company takes an enterprise approach, providing a powerful combination of technology, market-leading clinical pharmacy services, and wrap-around services that optimize pharmacy performance across the enterprise for fully integrated pharmacy operations, expanded healthcare services, improved ambulatory access, minimized clinical variation and new health system revenue streams. Today, CarepathRx serves more than 15 health systems and 600 hospitals, with more than 1,500 employees nationwide. For more information about CarepathRx, visit www.carepathrxllc.com.

About ExactCare
ExactCare, a CarepathRx company, provides solutions to overcome medication-related and chronic care challenges for patients with complex, chronic medical needs. Founded in 2009, the company drives better health for patients and better clinical, quality and economic outcomes for the healthcare organizations that care for them—including payors, health systems and hospitals, home health organizations, primary care practices and other providers. ExactCare provides comprehensive long-term pharmacy care to patients in assisted and independent living facilities, throughout transitions of care, and in their homes—with a focus on improving patient adherence to prescribed medications and enabling safer, more effective medication regimens. ExactCare also provides a number of additional value-based solutions, including HEDIS Gap Closure Assistance and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Programs. ExactCare is licensed to serve patients nationwide. For more information, visit www.exactcare.com.

CarepathRx and Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Announce Home Infusion Partnership

MERCER ISLAND, Wash., March 3, 2021CarepathRx, a leader in pharmacy and medication management solutions, announced today a new partnership with Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center to provide comprehensive home infusion services to their patients and communities in central Kentucky.

The result of this partnership allows Ephraim McDowell to expand their pharmacy capabilities and clinical oversight to improve patient care. “We are excited to partner with Ephraim McDowell,” said Keith Crawford, Chief Strategy Officer at CarepathRx. “Home infusion is a growing aspect in the healthcare delivery system and hospitals play an important role. Most conditions that require infusion therapies are diagnosed in a hospital setting or affiliated physician office. CarepathRx works directly with hospitals to build operational capabilities, achieve appropriate compliance, and accreditation, while providing full-service back-office and revenue cycle management.”

Ephraim McDowell Health is an integrated healthcare provider serving more than 119,000 residents from six counties in Kentucky. At the core of the system is Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, a non-profit, 222-bed licensed hospital in Danville, Ky.

“Ephraim McDowell Health provides a comprehensive, integrated healthcare delivery system, which now includes an exceptional home infusion pharmacy program to meet the growing needs of our patient population,” said Joan Haltom, PharmD, FKSHP, System Director of Pharmacy, Ephraim McDowell Health. “CarepathRx was an indispensable partner throughout the development and implementation of our home infusion pharmacy, and we are excited to welcome our first patients.”

“This is an exciting partnership, and we are happy to be working with Ephraim McDowell,” said Mark Mikhael, Chief Pharmacy Officer at CarepathRx Infusion Solutions. “By managing the home infusion, the patient benefits from improved continuity of care from a provider they know and trust.”

About CarepathRx
CarepathRx is transforming pharmacy care delivery for health systems and hospitals, delivering improved patient outcomes that drive clinical, quality, and financial results. Through the industry’s most comprehensive, end-to-end hospital pharmacy care delivery model, CarepathRx is turning hospital pharmacy into an active care management strategy and revenue generator while providing support across the patient’s complete healthcare journey. The company takes an enterprise approach, providing a powerful combination of technology, market-leading clinical pharmacy services, and wrap-around services that optimize pharmacy performance across the enterprise for fully integrated pharmacy operations, expanded healthcare services, improved ambulatory access, minimized clinical variation and new health system revenue streams. Today, CarepathRx serves more than 15 health systems and 600 hospitals, with more than 1,500 employees nationwide. For more information about CarepathRx, visit www.carepathrxllc.com.

Physicians Rank BioPlus #1 in Oncology for Independent Specialty Pharmacy Care

February 22, 2021 – A recent survey of staff at specialist offices conducted by Zitter Insights, a division of MMIT, awarded the top satisfaction score from office staff when it comes to oncology care from independent specialty pharmacies to BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, part of CarepathRx. In addition to having the highest score in oncology, BioPlus also ranked #4 overall across all disease states in terms of office staff satisfaction with independent specialty pharmacies.

BioPlus scored the highest of the surveyed independent specialty pharmacies in Zitter Insights’ Specialty Pharmacy Office Staff Satisfaction Survey (Second half, 2020) when it comes to satisfaction in oncology care. This report, released early in 2021, measures satisfaction using Net Promoter Score™ (NPS). NPS is a well-established methodology to measure customer satisfaction and is used in this survey to determine how likely a physician’s office is to recommend a particular specialty pharmacy.

“We focus relentlessly on delivering a fast and easy patient and provider experience. And, we believe that a fundamental measure of our success is our company’s NPS score and the third-party reviews conducted by Zitter,” explains Stephen Vogt, Pharm.D., CEO of BioPlus. “Our strong market leadership position is a direct result of our team’s commitment to go beyond the expected. We have invested and will continue to invest aggressively in our fast and easy brand promise as we achieve tremendous growth,” Dr. Vogt adds.

Zitter Insights’ Specialty Pharmacy Office Staff Satisfaction Survey covers the time period of the second half of 2020 and surveyed more than 1,500 office staff in over ten therapeutic areas and covered a cross-section of the specialty pharmacy marketplace including the top 10 specialty pharmacies.

About BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Meet the first and only independent, national specialty pharmacy to back up ‘fast and easy’ with the Power of 2: BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy. Physician offices know in less than two hours whether a referred patient is accepted for treatment with the company’s 2-Hour Patient Acceptance Guarantee™. Prescriptions then move fast through the 2 Day Ready 2 Ship™ process. For qualifying prescriptions, medication refills are an easy 2 clicks away.

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CarepathRx Launches Health System Solutions Business

MERCER ISLAND, Wash., December 28, 2020 – CarepathRx, a leader in pharmacy and medication management solutions, announced today the formation of CarepathRx Health System Solutions to specifically partner with hospitals and health systems to fully integrate their pharmacy operations, expand healthcare services, improve patient outcomes, and generate new revenue streams.

CarepathRx COO Randy Hyun will lead the Health System Solutions business as CEO, while maintaining his responsibilities with CarepathRx.

CarepathRx transforms health system pharmacies from a cost center into an active revenue generator through a powerful combination of technology, market-leading pharmacy solutions, and wrap-around patient services to include transition of care management, hospital home infusion, specialty pharmacy services, 340B optimization, and telepharmacy assistance. Over 600 hospitals use CarepathRx services that yield over 20M patient-related interactions annually.

“Pharmacy is the only therapy modality that transitions across all treatment domains and has the greatest impact on quality of care, clinical outcomes, and cost control,” said Randy Hyun, CEO of CarepathRx Health System Solutions. “We have all the assets, processes, and programs in place to seamlessly and efficiently implement a truly end-to-end pharmacy solution for our health system partners.”

“The concept of health-system pharmacies operating in multiple domains across healthcare is nothing new – yet it remains elusive. With payment models focusing on value and the quality of care, health systems need to view their pharmacy services as a value adding asset by servicing and monitoring patients across their healthcare journey”, concluded Hyun.

About CarepathRx
CarepathRx is transforming pharmacy care delivery for health systems and hospitals, delivering improved patient outcomes that drive clinical, quality, and financial results. Through the industry’s most comprehensive, end-to-end hospital pharmacy care delivery model, CarepathRx is turning hospital pharmacy into an active care management strategy and revenue generator while providing support across the patient’s complete healthcare journey. The company takes an enterprise approach, providing a powerful combination of technology, market-leading clinical pharmacy services, and wrap-around services that optimize pharmacy performance across the enterprise for fully integrated pharmacy operations, expanded healthcare services, improved ambulatory access, minimized clinical variation and new health system revenue streams. Today, CarepathRx serves more than 15 health systems and 600 hospitals, with more than 1,500 employees nationwide. For more information about CarepathRx, visit www.carepathrxllc.com.

Contact: Keith Crawford/CarepathRx
Mobile: 720 854 5588
E-mail: keith.crawford@carepathrxllc.com

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