BERWYN, PA — In recognition of August as Psoriasis Awareness Month, AscellaHealth reaffirms its commitment to the more than eight million Americans who have psoriasis, a skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal, leading to a build-up of bumpy red patches covered with white scales. AscellaHealth’s Clinical and Educational Programs are designed to better manage psoriasis, educate members about their prescribed therapy beginning day one, assisting with high deductible/co-insurance costs by utilizing financial assistance programs and partnering with physicians and pharmacist throughout the member’s course of treatment.
“The cause of psoriasis is still unknown but its economic burden is substantial given its considerable negative physical, psychiatric and social consequences,” says Dea Belazi, president and CEO, AscellaHealth, says, “Our high-touch model includes clinical interventions, adherence counseling, psychosocial assessment, integrated nursing staff, refill reminders and delivery coordination as part of AscellaHealth’s innovative specialty pharmacy strategy.”
Typically, doctors choose treatments based on the severity of the disease, starting with the mildest treatments before progressing to oral or injected medications. The goal is to find the most effective way to slow cell turnover with the fewest possible side effects.
“By partnering with health plans, employer groups and unions, AscellaHealth improves outcomes and care coordination for members living with psoriasis,” adds Belazi. “This August, we are more committed than ever to making a difference for plan members by maximizing benefit plans and reducing costs.”
AscellaHealth’s program also improves the drug management process by offering formulary management services/rebates, competitive pricing and innovative discounting, drug utilization review, case management services/therapy management, clinical review/prior authorization, pharmacy and therapeutic management committee, flexible claims adjudication system, drug information and news reporting.
Source: AscellaHealth, 1055 Westlakes Drive, Suite 175, Berwyn PA 19312
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