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Avella CEO Letter Regarding Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) Fees
March 29, 2017| CATEGORIES: Specialty Pharmacy , Press Release

Calling on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Curb Below-Cost Reimbursement to Specialty Pharmacies by Pharmaceutical Benefit Managers, to Clarify Medicare Definitions, & Promote Accurate & Responsible Reimbursement

Direct & Indirect Remuneration (DIR) fees erode access to vital clinical services & breakthrough drugs for the most vulnerable Americans, increasing costs across the board & negatively impacting seniors & their caregivers, pharmacies, & taxpayers that fund Medicare

Last week, Frier Levitt, LLC; and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) published a white paper describing the advent and negative consequences of Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) fees. America’s seniors need the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to take immediate action to stop Pharmaceutical Benefits Managers (PBMs) from levying inappropriate, unreasonable and unsustainable DIR fees on specialty pharmacies.

NASP Announces Patient Satisfaction Survey
September 9, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Mention
The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) has announced a new patient satisfaction survey tool. “NASP wants to establish a gold standard of well-thought-out patient satisfaction measures that specialty pharmacies hold ourselves to," said Todd Speranzo, Vice President, Marketing, Avella Specialty Pharmacy.
Rebecca Shanahan, CEO, Avella Specialty Pharmacy, Discusses NASP Legal Day
August 10, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Mention
Rebecca Shanahan, CEO of Avella Specialty Pharmacy, joins host Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, in Expert Interview Series podcast to discuss NASP Legal Day, and what it means for the legal and regulatory aspects of operating a specialty pharmacy.
Dispensing Medications In Shadow of the Storm
July 29, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Mention
Storms, natural disasters, blackouts and other significant disruptions—even something as benign as Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in 2015—can put major roadblocks in the path of specialty pharmacies’ commitments to provide their patients with all their needed medications on a timely basis. The often critical nature of specialty medications, combined with the temperature sensitivity of many of these drugs, means that neither snow, wind, rain, dark of night nor the Northeast blackout of 2003 can be allowed to delay a specialty pharmacy from its appointed dispensing rounds. So how do they prepare?
5 Questions for your VP of Business Development
April 8, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Partners , Press Mention
Growing by nearly 250 percent over a three-year period, Avella Specialty Pharmacy recently found itself listed on the Inc. 5000. Helping to harness that growth is Leslie Yendro, who here shares five key questions that she—and all business development executives in healthcare—needs to consistently ask and answer to stay ahead. 
Avella and mscripts to present mobile health study findings at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit
April 14, 2015| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

Joint presentation will discuss the value of technology-enabled adherence strategies

Executives from Avella Specialty Pharmacy and mscripts, a leading mobile health provider, will present findings from a compelling new study on medication adherence at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit on Thursday, May 7.

Avella Specialty Pharmacy Unveils its Third Issue of Dispensing Excellence
November 3, 2014| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

Publication is filled with informative articles on the latest trends, opportunities and challenges related to specialty drugs

Avella Specialty Pharmacy has just released its third issue of Dispensing Excellence, a publication aimed at healthcare providers, nurses, medical assistants and their patients. The 28-page magazine is distributed by Avella in order to share insight on the latest trends and developments in the world of specialty drugs as well as the conditions they help manage. 

Avella Specialty Pharmacy Achieves Accreditation Through ACHC
October 2, 2014| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

Avella is proud to announce that it has achieved accreditation as a specialty pharmacy through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

Avella Chosen as Specialty Pharmacy Partner for Zydelig® (idelalisib)
July 24, 2014| CATEGORIES: Oncology , Press Release

Studies show impressive response rates in patients given Zydelig® (idelalisib) for treatment of three types of blood cancer

Avella Specialty Pharmacy today announced it has been chosen by Gilead Sciences, Inc. as a specialty pharmacy partner to dispense Zydelig® (idelalisib) for the treatment of patients with three B-cell blood cancers. Zydelig® is approved for the treatment of patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), in combination with rituximab, for whom rituximab alone is considered appropriate therapy due to other co-morbidities.  

Avella Provides an Engaging Look at the Path of a Specialty Prescription
June 24, 2014| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

New video will help patients, providers and industry stakeholders understand the complexities of specialty prescriptions

Avella Specialty Pharmacy has just released a new video titled “The Path of a Specialty Prescription,” as part of an educational series of online tools and resources. The animated video details all of the steps involved in processing a specialty prescription and explains why this process is more complex than filling a traditional prescription.It is designed to help Avella’s patients, providers and business partners understand the critical role that specialty pharmacies play “behind the scenes” as part of a patient’s overall healthcare team. This role involves close coordination with the prescribing physician, working with insurance companies to verify benefits and secure authorizations, and providing patient education and support.

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