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AscellaHealth Recognizes National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, Offers High-Touch Specialty Pharmacy Solutions to Improve Outcomes

May 22, 2019

BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2019--

In support of May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, AscellaHealth (Ascella), a national Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, calls for increased awareness about how to manage the wide-ranging impact of these conditions. Ascella empowers health plans, employer groups and unions to overcome the challenges of asthma and allergies among plan members by offering Clinical and Educational Programs. Designed to educate members on their prescribed therapy beginning day one, these programs assist with high deductible/co-insurance costs by utilizing financial assistance programs and partnering with physicians and pharmacists throughout the member’s course of treatment.

“Our high-touch model includes clinical interventions, adherence counseling, psychosocial assessment, integrated nursing staff, refill reminders and delivery coordination as part of Ascella’s innovative specialty pharmacy strategy,” says Dea Belazi, president and CEO, AscellaHealth. “We focus on improving outcomes and care coordination for members living with asthma and allergies and offer discounted pricing as part of the considerable value we create.”

Associated costs of treating these diseases have skyrocketed in recent years, increasing to over $50 billion for direct medical costs, $3 billion for missed work and school days and $29 billion due to asthma-related mortality to total about $82 billion in costs to society.

Ascella’s program is available on a standalone basis, or as part of a full-service pharmacy benefit management option that includes specialty drug management, 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.

“As a specialty-focused pharmaceutical management company, Ascella optimizes the management of high-cost diseases, including discounted drug pricing,” Belazi adds. “This May we urge stakeholders to consider how our custom benefit designs can improve outcomes for members living with asthma and allergies.”

About AscellaHealth

AscellaHealth, a national PBM serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments offers high quality prescription drug management services along with other customizable services, such as carved-out specialty pharmacy services and cost-savings discount programs through its unique and proprietary service that extends discounts on prescription medications to customers more than any other PBM in the industry. Visit www.ascellahealth.com.

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