SkillSets: Omnicare Inc.

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Patient solutions, commercial success. 

Innovative solutions for patient access, affordability and adherence.

Omnicare Specialty Care Group (SCG) is a leading provid­er of customized commercialization solutions for ­specialty pharmaceutical products. Our programs provide fully inte­grated and unique Patient Access Solutions for specialty therapies. We provide reimbursement assistance, financial solutions, compliance and adherence programs, managed samples and specialty pharmacy services to accelerate and maximize commercial uptake. Our integrated ­platforms also include third party logistics services, pharmacy ­solutions and reimbursement support services.

Included in our solutions for access to therapy, Omnicare SCG offers unique and innovative alternatives to retail drugs with unique commercialization needs. These solutions provide access services to patients for copay, adherence and deliver directly to a patient's home. Omnicare SCG's patient focused specialty pharmacy, Advanced Care Scripts  is specialized in oncology, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis and other specialty therapies.

Since many different obstacles may exist in initiating and maintaining therapy, our team designs product-specific solu­tions that improve access and increase speed to therapy, solve for affordability issues and support compliance and adherence.

Access: Strategic Reimbursement Support

Omnicare SCG's programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients and their products. Our staff is highly skilled in payer coverage, coding, reimbursement assistance, appeals and prior authorization support, and product distribution. We are committed to collaborating with patients and providers to secure product coverage that is timely and accurate.

Affordability: Copay Programs, Foundations and Patient Assistance Programs

We're committed to ensuring that all patients can afford their medications. Omnicare SCG offers a wide range of financial assistance tools, including copay assistance, foundation support, and patient assistance programs (PAPs), including free drug qualification and distribution. Our ­solutions are customized to meet the unique needs of the disease category and patients.

Adherence: Patient Engagement

Omnicare SCG has extensive experience working with manufacturers to implement and manage innovative programs focused on patient adherence and persistency to ulti­mately improve overall therapy goals. Our clinical team performs a complete evaluation of each product and ­disease class and works within manufacturer-suggested guidelines to create a customized adherence program ­specific to each therapy. Additionally, Omnicare SCG assists with initiation of therapy for products requiring nurse injection training.

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