Alliance of Hospital-Owned Specialty Pharmacies Issues Industry Call to Action

The Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance, or HOSP — an organization formed in October by seven health systems to advocate for health system-owned specialty pharmacies — recently sent an open letter to health systems outlining three actions items it wants the specialty pharmacy industry to take to improve patient care and outcomes.

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Health System-Owned Specialty Pharmacies Gain New Voice

Specialty pharmacies, which focus on delivering medications for more complex and chronic illnesses, are no longer the rarity they once were. In 2016, the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists reports, about 9% of health systems owned an integrated specialty pharmacy;

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Specialty Pharmacy on Strategies and Analysis for Managing High-Cost Specialty Products

A recent study of Anthem’s Cancer Care Quality Program (CCQP) treatment pathways found that an enhanced reimbursement to providers who adhere to on-pathway treatment regimens increased use of the drugs without changing the total care spending, supporting the payer’s efforts to move the needle on value-based care. That program has since led to the insurer’s launch of an oncology medical home this summer.

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HOSP Forms to Advocate for Integrated Specialty Pharmacies

HOSP Forms to Advocate for Integrated Specialty Pharmacies

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UMass, CommonSpirit among collection of health systems to form new specialty pharmacy alliance

Amid rising pressures from payers, PBMs, and drug companies, a group of health systems are teaming up to create their own trade association.

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Sokos named to HOSP board of directors

Louis Sokos, BS Pharm, MBA, WVU Medicine Allied Health Solutions Specialty Pharmacy director, has been named a founding board member of the Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance (HOSP).

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Health-System Specialty Pharmacies Unite to Advocate for Common Interests

Eight major health systems launched a new nonprofit coalition that will work to share best practices and advocate for their common interests.

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Health-System Specialty Pharmacies Unite to Advocate for Common Interests

Eight major health systems launched a new nonprofit coalition that will work to share best practices and advocate for their common interests.

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UMass, CommonSpirit among collection of health systems to form new specialty pharmacy alliance

While specialty pharmacies are nothing new, a growing number of health systems are shifting to an integrated pharmacy model for patients who need specialty medications.

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