Specialty Pharmacies

PBGH’s Group Purchasing Solutions held a webinar to discuss Specialty Pharmacies. On average, less than 2% of a company’s employees will account for at least 50% of the prescription cost. As a PBGH member, there are programs available that cut costs. They also ensure that your workforce is receiving top-notch care. Our members have access to people who can offer Specialty Drug Care Management.

I recently shared my mother’s latest health problems on PBGH’s blog. They diagnosed her with rheumatoid arthritis, fibrosis of the lungs, and ANCA disease of the kidneys. Needless to say, her list of medications is very long and constantly changing. That has been one of the biggest concerns for my sister and myself – the prescription drugs! While my mother stayed with me, I oversaw filling her pill box each week. Then my sister. And then it was going to be up to my mother. She is a smart woman and very capable. She has been independent since my dad passed away in 2001. But this was confusing and so vital for improving her health. The first time I filled the pill box after her discharge from the hospital, the night ended with me in tears. I was convinced I messed everything up. I was texting my best friend who is a doctor, calling my niece who is an ER nurse and my sister. It was all straightened out, but I had a few more gray hairs.

Having access to the Specialty Pharmacies offer so many benefits. Your employees with chronic diseases, like my mother, will have access to clinicians, who are familiar with complex diseases and the medicines that come with them. The clinicians make it a point to keep in contact with the patient.

These interventions keeps the patient healthy and helps your company save costs! They also monitor number of pills prescribed versus used. This allows them to adjust the amount of pills given.

If I have learned anything with my mother’s experience, it definitely takes a village. Specialty Pharmacies could be one major part of the village. The touch points allow patients to manage medications and ensures proper care.

To find out more, visit: https://pbghpa.org/gps/

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