McKesson Specialty Health empowers the delivery of advanced integrated community care.
Our clinical and business support capabilities, facilitate by integrated technology systems, keep local practices at the forefront of excellent, efficient care delivery while enabling quality of life and financial security for clinicians. Local clinicians advance the science of care through collaboration with their peers and participation in our national research network.
Reimbursement & Patient Support Services
Reimbursement Access & Safety Services
Our experts provide personalized guidance to ensure safe and rapid drug access to you and your patients. Reimbursement support experience in oncology, rheumatology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, neurology, dialysis, and vaccines.
Skilled reimbursement hotline team members research, analyze and verify drug coverage through medical and prescription benefits. They focus on expediting access to the prescribed drugs your patients need.
Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategies
We manage some of the industry's most complex and rigorous REMS programs mandated by the FDA. Our experienced team of clinical and operational experts, work with your practice throughout the REMS development process. We currently support risk management programs across a spectrum of therapeutic areas, including oncology, opioids, rheumatology, neurology, pain management, and cardiovascular, among others.
We provide your practice with a unique, end-to-end REMS solution that meets FDA safety requirements while ensuring appropriate access to drugs and biologics. McKesson has the broad assets to design, implement, and manage all components of REMS, as demonstrated in our wide spectrum of capabilities.
Patient Assistance Programs
Patient Assistance Support (PAS) consists of a team of specialists that work in collaboration with our financial counselors to explore to the best funding options available for your patient’s diagnosis and treatment. PAS is offered to connect your patients to a range of support, tailored to their situation.
Battling cancer can be daunting enough without having to worry about the affordability of care. We work with manufacturers and community organizations to help qualified patients obtain financial assistance to enable them to get the care they need. Your patients may have questions about the cost of their treatment and how much their insurance will cover. We understand how quickly out-of-pocket expenses can add up, which is why we are pleased to extend Patient Assistance Support (PAS) to your practice. PAS can help your patience to navigate the financial aspects of their care plan and evaluate assistance options that may help with cancer care costs.
Clinical Tools & Resources
McKesson Specialty Health offers a suite of clinical tools to empower community-based practices in today’s quality-driven healthcare environment by providing the information and support they need at every level of patient care – treatment decisions, regimen selection, patient management, and therapy administration, and their respective financial analyses. Developed by a team of specialists experienced in clinical decision-making as well as the operational and business complexities of an oncology practice, the clinical tools provide valuable insight and resources to help practices advance the science and delivery of patient care, while ensuring adherence to guidelines and standards.
- Margin Analyzer - provides a detailed view of your current drug purchasing and reimbursement trends, serving as an important resource for successful financial management within your practice. This comprehensive tool provides insight into specific cost, reimbursement and utilization by drug code, as well as trending by quarter to aid in budget forecasting—all of which helps provide a better understanding of the economic impact of the clinical decisions being made in your practice.
- Regimen Profiler - is a web-based tool that helps community-based practices and their patients understand financial and clinical information for many commonly used disease-focused treatment regimens.
Government Relations & Public Policy
McKesson Specialty Health’s Government Relations & Public Policy team advocates for community cancer care at all levels of government. We provide policy updates, talking points, and “calls to action” through our website,
www.legislink.com. We also host a monthly legislative teleconference for physicians, practice staff, and community cancer care advocates. Topics of discussion include updates on reimbursements, Affordable Care Act implementation, CMS initiatives, and developments on our federal and state policy priorities.
The McKesson Specialty Health Legislative and Regulatory Update Teleconferences, hosted by our government relations and public policy experts, cover timely and important issues regarding Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) billing and reimbursement policies, payment reform models established through the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), updates from Capitol Hill and state legislatures, and other valuable topics. A question and answer session provides a forum for participants to ask the experts questions and encourage discussion. All teleconferences are eligible for 1.0 AAPC and ACMPE credit.
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Events Calendar. Don't have time to keep up with the conference circuit? McKesson hosts and attends several oncology and specialty-related conference calls, Web casts, and meetings that address a host of physician interests throughout the year. Be sure to check McKesson's
events calendar periodically.