Flint’s Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. and CSI Specialty Group in Florida Monday announced they have launched a program for hospitals and health systems interested in starting or expanding their own specialty pharmacy services.
Diplomat is a nationwide provider of specialty pharmacy and infusion services and offers a limited-distribution drug portfolio and expertise treating rare, chronic, and complex diseases.
CSI is a specialty pharmacy consulting firm and offers solutions that optimize access to specialty medications.
“This partnership has the power to enhance patient care by combining our consultative solutions for health systems with Diplomat’s extensive specialty pharmacy capabilities,” says Suzette DiMascio, president and CEO of CSI. “Together, we’re optimizing specialty pharmacy services for patients by offering tailored solutions that will deliver lasting financial, operational, and clinical performance excellence.”
The program is designed to address barriers to effective care and increase coordination across health-care teams, says Robyn Peters, executive vice president of sales and payer strategies at Diplomat.
“We are proud to partner with CSI to provide access to a suite of cost-effective specialty pharmacy services for their hospital members,” says Peters. “Diplomat’s supportive care model offers a unique solution for oncology care management, access to limited-distribution drugs, and 340B contract-pharmacy support.”
In related news, Diplomat was selected by Hospitality Rx as the exclusive provider of specialty pharmacy and infusion services for its Unite Here Health plan members. Unite Here Health in Illinois is a multiemployer union plan that provides health benefits to about 250,000 members across the nation.
Diplomat will provide services including specialty product fulfillment, reimbursement support, clinical assistance and adherence programs, and data reporting and analytics.