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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 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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CarepathRx and Ephraim McDowell 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.

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