CSI Specialty Group (CSI) has announced the expansion of its specialty pharmacy development services for hospitals and health systems.

“We have been assisting specialty pharmacies achieve sustainable success for years, and that’s why we are uniquely positioned to help health systems integrate specialty pharmacy into their offerings,” says President and CEO of CSI Specialty Group Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC. “By offering integrated specialty pharmacy services, hospitals and health systems can now offer a more complete, more convenient experience for patients in need, thereby improving patient adherence, experience and outcomes.”

From pro forma development to dispensing patient prescriptions, CSI’s team of expert specialty pharmacy consultants now provide customized, turn-key solutions for hospital systems. Services available to hospitals entering the specialty pharmacy industry include: readiness assessment preparation, buildout design and infrastructure consulting, talent acquisition, 340b, payer strategy, keys to enhance self-insured benefit design, various marketing initiatives and physician pull-through strategies.

This year, CSI has increased emphases on cultivating partnerships with hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. As a result, DiMascio is a featured speaker at some of the hospital industry’s top conferences throughout the next several months – including a presentation on April 4 with Christopher Jones, Director, Division of Science Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), at the 2016 IDN Summit and Reverse Expo in Orlando, Fla.

In March, CSI published the eBook “Navigating Your Entrance into Specialty Pharmacy: A Step by Step Guide for Integrated Healthcare Systems” as a free resource for hospitals considering a specialty pharmacy offering for patients.

CSI’s Leadership Team has more than 100 years of combined experience representing expertise from organizations like Aetna Specialty, Bayer, CVS Caremark, Cleveland Clinic and Florida Hospital, among others.