New partnership offers cost-conscious care options to patients with rare and chronic conditions
MedTrakRx, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pharmacy benefit managers, selected ARJ Infusion Services, a nationally recognized specialty pharmacy, to provide home infusion therapies to patients with complex, rare, and chronic conditions.
ARJ will be responsible for providing pharmacy and infusion nursing services to MedTrakRx members with hemophilia, immune deficiencies, inflammatory disorders, and neurologic conditions. Rare disease management requires proactive patient monitoring and hands-on care coordination with patients’ treating physicians to reduce unforeseen and costly episodes of care. The annual cost of treatment for these valuable therapies ranges from $35,000 to more than $400,000.
“The focus for our Best-in-Class program is to find specialty pharmacies that provide the best care and deliver the best possible health outcomes with the lowest cost to our patients,” said Tom Golding, Vice President of Trade Relations at MedTrakRx Services. “We recognized ARJ as a high-touch, patient-centric specialty pharmacy that meets our high standard of care, which is validated by ARJ’s outstanding patient satisfaction scores.”
The new partnership creates additional opportunities to add value to MedTrakRx clients:
- Stronger network for offering personalized, high-quality care options
- Choice of in-home infusion treatment and on-site private infusion suites
- Solutions for employers managing rising healthcare expenditures
- Clinical education and outcomes programs
“We’re thrilled to be part of MedTrakRx’s Best-In-Class Specialty Pharmacy Network,” said Tom Shaughnessy, Director of Managed Care at ARJ Infusion Services. “ARJ believes excellent care drives superior outcomes, which allows both MedTrak and ARJ to better compete in a dynamic healthcare environment.”
MedTrakRx offers pharmacy benefits to self-insured employers. With the flexibility to customize plan designs and clinical programs to meet the unique needs of our clients, MedTrakRx delivers lower costs and excellent customer service. In 2014, MedTrakRx was purchased by Envision Rx, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid Corporation. MedTrakRx is headquartered in Overland Park, Kan.