As the specialty market continues to grow, so do the market access challenges associated with these products requiring high-touch services.
Drug innovation has evolved, drastically changing the way certain diseases are treated. In our latest blog post, Nicole Hebbert, Vice President of Patient Access & Engagement, shares her thoughts on how patient support services have changed over the years.
Clients and service providers working together to deliver exceptional support to patients can lead to improved health outcomes as well as an improved bottom line.
Sound like a tall order? It’s really not when manufacturers and service providers align on goals and work together to put patients’ needs first. This business model helped a UBC client exceed its stretch sales target by $10 million last year.
Compassion is good business. That’s why we put the patient at the center of all of our commercial services, including Reimbursement Hubs.
Reimbursement challenges can cause lengthy delays in therapy initiation for patients with rare diseases. In order to overcome this challenge for one client, UBC leveraged our alliance with Accredo Specialty Pharmacy to create an integrated solution that allowed us to decrease time to therapy by 40%.
The drug pipeline is filled with specialty medications that offer new hope to patients facing complex, chronic conditions. Once these life-saving drugs are approved, a patient still faces many hurdles before beginning a new therapy. A well-designed reimbursement Hub should serve as the center of activity to help patients, caregivers and prescribers navigate administrative obstacles while offering a variety of support services to patients. Here are six questions to ask when considering a Hub:
At the time of diagnosis, physicians are ready to prepare their patient’s treatment schedule. And, patients are ready to start therapy – yesterday. That’s when your product’s reimbursement services really matter. That’s when you need an experienced service provider with top-notch expertise in:
- benefits investigation
- prior authorizations
- appeal processes
And, more often than not, that’s when you need a leading service provider prepared to: