BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
AscellaHealth, a specialty pharmacy benefit manager (SPBM), serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, announces that Dea Belazi, president and CEO, AscellaHealth, will highlight proven strategies for optimizing the management of high-cost specialty diseases at the 6th Annual Cain Brothers Healthcare Conference, Oct. 23-24, Lotte New York Palace, 455 Madison Ave., New York, New York. Cain Brothers, pre-eminent healthcare investment bank and division of KeyBanc Capital Markets, offers this conference as an exclusive networking event driven by leaders from the corporate and tax-exempt worlds, offering perspectives on the most important healthcare topics.
“Given the complexity of specialty treatment regimens, the high cost of these drugs at thousands or more per month, and the volatile regulatory climate impacting the pharmacy benefit management industry, there are growing pressures from both public and private sectors to provide an even greater level of expertise to the management of specialty drugs,” says Belazi. “As a specialty-focused pharmaceutical management company, AscellaHealth plays a pivotal role in getting patients the drugs they need at a price they can afford by negotiating with pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies on behalf of insurers and customers.”
The AscellaHealth model demonstrates specialized expertise and delivers value throughout the care continuum, empowering health plans, employer groups and third-party administrators (TPA) to overcome the challenges of complex illness among plan members.
Belazi adds, “AscellaHealth provides critical services that ensure drug safety, payment within approved terms, and management of the increasingly complex interactions from prescription to outcome measurement. We also utilize competitive strategies surrounding value-based service and pricing.”
The AscellaHealth’s high-touch service model includes: patient and/or caregiver education and training by care coordination teams – beginning on day one; assistance for patients with high deductibles/co-insurance/co-pay costs by utilizing patient assistance programs and other drug savings programs; and coordination and collaboration with the patient, physician, pharmacist and payer throughout the patient’s course of therapy.
AscellaHealth, a specialty pharmacy benefit manager (SPBM), serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, offers high quality prescription drug benefit management services. Complemented by other customizable services, such as carved-out specialty pharmacy services and cost-savings programs, AscellaHealth provides a unique, proprietary service portfolio. Visit www.ascellahealth.com.