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Healthcare Professionals

Accredo has the specialty pharmacy experience you need for your long-term care patients. We help your patients determine their insurance coverage, give them information about treatment options, and provide in-home nursing staff to administer infusions.

 

We offer comprehensive clinical and reimbursement services for healthcare professionals.

  • Prior authorization determination. Speed through the PA process with ePA. Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) returns coverage decisions instantaneously and improves efficiency, while continuing to safeguard patients from treatment that may be harmful, ineffective or more costly than necessary.
  • Delivery to the place of administration. We’ll ship many medications right to the patient’s home, doctor’s office, or clinical setting where the drug will be professionally administered. Shipping is at no additional cost to the patient. Accredo dispenses from three centralized locations and more than thirty branch locations.
  • Clinical counseling and support. Our pharmacists and registered nurses educate new patients on how to use, store, and administer their medication, as well as help set reasonable expectations for their therapy.
  • Patient-specific billing program. Patients can authorize us to ship their medication to their home, doctor’s office, or clinic but to send the bill directly to the insurance provider.
  • Adherence checks. Through counseling, personal support, and regular contact, we encourage our patients to adhere to their treatment regimen.
  • Triage services. Occasionally, Accredo is not a participating provider in a given payor network and is, therefore, unable to serve a patient. In such instances, we have a commitment to route the prescription to a participating pharmacy and quickly inform the doctor or clearinghouse where it was sent.
  • Home injection training. If a medication needs to be injected and you order the training, we’ll teach the patient how to administer the therapy to help him or her over this hurdle.
  • In-home infusion. If you decide a patient would benefit from home infusions, we’ll coordinate the details. Accredo has its own nursing staff, plus working relationships with home health agencies. We’ll research the patient’s benefits, provide the medication, and arrange for a nurse to make a home visit in accordance with the doctor’s plan of treatment.
  • Nutrition support. As part of your care with Accredo Pharmacy, you have access to our FREE online Oncology Nutrition Service, TherapEase Cuisine. To learn more, visit accredo.com/food.
  • Testing reminder. When a therapy requires prior testing, we’ll call the patient to explain the test procedure and why it’s necessary.
  • Local nursing support. With more than 30 branch pharmacies and a wide network of nurses, we can provide clinical support and intervention throughout the country.

 

  • Asthma
    • Asthma

      Asthma is a chronic lung condition affecting about 20 million people in the U.S. People with asthma have very sensitive airways and certain triggers cause the airways to become inflamed and swollen. This inflammation can lead to coughing, wheezing and other breathing difficulty. Asthma symptoms can range from a mild nuisance to life-threatening emergencies. There is no cure for asthma, but medication and other treatments can help keep symptoms under control.

  • Bleeding Disorders
    • Bleeding Disorders

      A bleeding disorder is a condition that prevents the blood from clotting properly. There are several types of bleeding disorders, including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and other, very rare factor deficiencies. These disorders can range from mild to severe, and most are inherited at birth. Normally, there are several proteins or factors present in the body that work together during the blood-clotting process. In individuals with bleeding disorders, one or more of these factors are damaged or missing. This can lead to slow clotting after accident or injury, and increased blood loss. Bleeding disorders are most commonly treated by replacing the missing or damaged factor in the blood, also known as factor replacement therapy. People with bleeding disorders work with their doctors to determine the best course of therapy.

  • Crohns Disease
    • Crohns Disease

      Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the digestive track. The symptoms often cycle between mild and severe, and may include loose stools, stomach pain and cramping, weight loss, rectal bleeding and ulcers.  Over half a million Americans are living with Crohn's disease. Doctors believe that Crohn's disease can be caused by both family genetics and environmental factors like germs and cigarette smoking. There is no cure for Crohn's disease but the right treatment plan can help reduce inflammation and keep symptoms under control.

  • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Cystic Fibrosis

      Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetically-inherited condition that causes mucus to be thick and sticky throughout the body. This mucus can build up in the lungs and other organs, often causing serious infections and poor health. Over time these infections can cause permanent damage to lungs. CF can cause respiratory-related symptoms like trouble breathing, coughing and mucus in the airways, and digestive issues like stomach pain, slowed growth and weight loss and nutritional deficiencies. There is no cure for CF, but many treatment options are available to prevent the disease from getting worse, keep patients as healthy as possible and prolong life.

  • Growth Hormone
    • Growth HormoneGrowth Hormone is a naturally occurring amino acid peptide that helps your body grow and helps your body keep the right amount of muscle and bone. Secretion of growth hormone is greatest during childhood and decreases with age. There are many medical conditions that result from lack of growth hormone, some being very serious. Many of these conditions can be treated with a manufactured growth hormone called somatropin.
  • Hepatitis
    • Hepatitis

      Hepatitis C virus infects the liver, which results in inflammation (swelling) of the liver.  Some people with Hepatitis C never experience serious complications, but up to 85% of those infected will develop chronic Hepatitis C.  After years of infection, the liver often becomes scarred (know as cirrhosis), which can lead to liver failure and cancer in some patients. Over 3 million people in the U.S. are battling Hepatitis C with a high number of Baby Boomers (born 1945 - 1965) who have contracted the virus. There are medications that help fight the infection and prevent complications from Hepatitis C, but they can be challenging to use.

  • Immune Disorders
    • Immune Disorders

      Patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders are unable to fight infection. Recurrent sinus and ear infections, pneumonia and other chronic infections are common. Patients are also more susceptible to life-threatening infections such as meningitis or sepsis. Lifelong therapy with immune globulin is aimed at preventing these infections and associated complications.

  • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Multiple Sclerosis

      Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system sensory (i.e., touch, taste, smell) and motor (i.e., walking) functions. The condition becomes progressively worse over time if not effectively treated. There are several types of MS, but about 85% of those affected have Relapsing-Remitting MS. This means patients experience unpredictable, sudden attacks, followed by periods without symptoms getting worse. Symptoms of MS vary from mild symptoms, like numbness or fatigue to severe symptoms, like loss of vision or difficulty walking. There are about 400,000 people in the U.S. living with MS, with three times more women than men affected. The condition is typically diagnosed anywhere from age 20 to age 50. Although there is no cure, medications, can help reduce inflammation and lengthen periods between attacks.

  • Oncology
    • OncologyOncology is the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of cancer. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. There are hundreds of types of cancer, commonly named according to the organ or tissue where the cancer develops.  There are an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer in the United States in 2012. The most common are lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer. Cancer can also spread or metastasize to other areas of the body.
  • Psoriasis
    • Psoriasis

      Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring autoimmune condition affecting the skin. The condition causes rapid growth of skin cells resulting in thick, dry, discolored patches of skin. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the condition. Plaques commonly form over knees and elbows, but can affect any area of the body.  Severity varies from person to person and can improve or worsen over time.  For some it is just an annoyance, and for others it can be painful, embarrassing and debilitating. There are over 7 million people living with psoriasis. While there is no cure, there are several medications meant to slow down the production of skin cells and reduce inflammation.

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Hypertension

      Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a disease that affects the heart and lungs. PAH causes increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries that carry blood from your heart to your lungs. This increased pressure causes build up of oxygen in your lungs.

  • Respiratory
    • Respiratory

      Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very contagious infection of the lungs and breathing passages that affects small children. Almost all children contract RSV by the time they turn two, most of the time, symptoms are limited to those of the common cold. In premature babies and those with lung, heart or immune system conditions, RSV can be serious and require hospitalization until symptoms get better. There are medications that can help prevent RSV infection in high-risk children.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid ArthritisRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes joint damage and pain. With RA, the immune system attacks the lining of the joints, causing swelling that results in chronic pain, loss of function and deformed joints. RA most often affects the smaller joints in the hands and feet, which can make everyday tasks difficult to perform. Over 1 million adult Americans are living with RA and women are two- to three-times more likely to be diagnosed. While there is no cure for RA, there are many medications that can reduce the pain and inflammation of joints, and some of these medications may help slow the progression of the disease.
  • Transplants
    • Transplants

      An organ transplant is replacing an organ that is not working properly with a healthier organ. The most common organs to be transplanted are the heart, lung, liver, pancreas, kidney and intestines. In some cases, the body sees the transplanted organ as a threat and rejects the new organ. This can happen at any time after the transplant. Transplant patients often take immunosuppressant drugs to reduce the immune system's reaction and help prevent transplant rejection.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring autoimmune condition affecting the skin. The condition causes rapid growth of skin cells resulting in thick, dry, discolored patches of skin. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the condition. Plaques commonly form over knees and elbows, but can affect any area of the body.  Severity varies from person to person and can improve or worsen over time.  For some it is just an annoyance, and for others it can be painful, embarrassing and debilitating. There are over 7 million people living with psoriasis. While there is no cure, there are several medications meant to slow down the production of skin cells and reduce inflammation.

 
 

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