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CarepathRx Launches Home Enteral Nutrition Program for Hospital Partners

MERCER ISLAND, Wash., Oct. 4, 2021CarepathRx, a leader in specialty pharmacy, home infusion, and medication management solutions, now offers comprehensive enteral nutrition services to benefit hospital and health system partners across the nation. The U.S. market for enteral nutrition is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of approximately 8% over the next 5 years. There are approximately 190,000 pediatrics patients and 250,000 adult patients receiving enteral nutrition.

“Currently, most hospitals and health systems are outsourcing enteral nutrition patients to a third-party provider due to the perceived complexities associated with this type of therapy,” explained CarepathRx Chief Strategy Officer Keith Crawford. “CarepathRx offers a simple, turnkey program that enables health systems to establish their own home nutrition support offering that improves continuity of care, enhances patient satisfaction, and allows the hospital to generate new revenue streams.”

CarepathRx home enteral nutrition services include patient intake, onboarding, insurance verification, billing, clinical oversight, and account services. “CarepathRx is there every step of the way,” said Marilee Fritsch, RD, Clinical Nutrition Coordinator at CarepathRx. “We work directly with the prescribing physician to manage first dose, refills, and any change of service.”

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 Facilitates Access to ACHC Accreditation and Resources for Hospital Pharmacies

MERCER ISLAND, Wash., August 5, 2021CarepathRx, a leader in specialty pharmacy, home infusion, and medication management solutions, announced a new partnership with the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) to deliver special pricing on accreditation and educational resources for hospital pharmacies.

“Specialty and infusion pharmacies who achieve ACHC accreditation gain contracting influence with both payors and manufacturers, credibility with referral sources, and differentiate their provision of care over competitors, as well as assure all stakeholders of their organizational competencies,” said Keith Crawford, Chief Strategy Officer of CarepathRx. “We are very pleased about this partnership with ACHC as we believe it will help our health system partners quickly align their services with industry-best practices.”

This unique collaboration gives CarepathRx affiliates access to discounts on ACHC Specialty and Infusion Pharmacy accreditation and ACHCU educational resources that support the accreditation process. As one of the industry’s key benchmarks, ACHC accreditation ensures continuous improvement and drives standards for quality and safety.

“Both ACHC and CarepathRx are committed to advancing the role hospital and health system pharmacies play in their communities,” said Jon Pritchett, ACHC Program Director. “This partnership strengthens our shared focus of optimizing pharmacy operations and improving patient outcomes.”

Read the full announcement at https://achc.info/2TV8y16.

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.

Chartwell Enhances IV Preparations with Omnicell® IVX Workflow

MERCER ISLAND, Wash., 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, CarepathRx. “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, Wash., 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, CarepathRx. “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.

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