CSI Specialty Group announced that the UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program™ has engaged CSI to support strategic planning for payer contracting. CSI will assist the UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program™ in the development and implementation of payer strategies for advanced care models provided by academic medical centers and integrated delivery networks.
Introduced in 2014, the UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program™ is designed to improve access to specialty medications for participating hospitals and their patients. The UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program™ helps provide a seamless continuum of care to improve patient outcomes, reduce delays in initiating new therapies, and help meet the needs of academic medical centers and their affiliated organizations nationwide.
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to collaborate with UHC and create unique payer solutions that will benefit all parties involved,” says Suzette DiMascio, CEO of CSI Specialty Group. “Our hope is that our efforts will further shape the specialty pharmacy distribution system and advance the sustainability, growth and communication for UHC member hospitals participating in the Program.”
“We see great value in the payer engagement and contracting services provided by CSI Specialty Group because they bring an experienced team of experts with deep insights into the challenges and opportunities in the specialty pharmacy market,” said Kevin Colgan, associate vice president, Specialty Pharmacy, UHC.
Effective April 1, 2015, VHA, the national health care network of not-for-profit hospitals, and UHC, the alliance of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, combined into a single organization. The combined organization is the largest member-owned health care company in the country and is dedicated to leading health care innovation, creating knowledge and fostering collaboration to help our members thrive. The company serves more than 5,200 health system members and affiliates as well as 118,000 non-acute health care customers. Members range from independent, community-based health care organizations to large, integrated systems and academic medical centers, and it represents more than $50 billion in annual purchasing volume. Headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States.