Avella Specialty Pharmacy adds new Medical Advisor

November 11, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

Joel V. Brill, MD, FACP will contribute his expertise in managed care, advanced payment models and healthcare policy to the specialty pharmacy

Avella has announced that Joel V. Brill, MD, FACP will be serving as Medical Advisor for the organization. Dr. Brill brings more than 30 years of clinical and leadership experience to this leading specialty pharmacy, as well as specific expertise in value-based care, advanced payment models and leading-edge healthcare programs. Dr. Brill is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine and is the Chief Medical Officer of Predictive Health. Over his career, he has served as a medical director for several managed care organizations and run risk-bearing independent practice organizations and physician-hospital organizations. Dr. Brill is highly skilled in the implementation of value-driven health programs and bundled/episode payments, and is recognized for his expertise in coding, coverage, and reimbursement.

“Specialty pharmacy is an important segment of healthcare, especially as organizations look for new ways to improve quality, demonstrate value, and provide cost-effective care,” said Dr. Brill. “Avella is known for its strong foundation of clinical excellence and emphasis on quality improvement and patient-focused care, which is essential for payer and provider organizations seeking to deliver value-based collaborative care that meets today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.”JoelBrillPhoto.jpg

Dr. Brill possesses deep expertise in clinical practice, research, episodes of care and quality improvement, and holds clinical teaching appointments at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Midwestern University. His insight will be critical for the development of Avella’s newest clinical programs and the maintenance of evidence-based care practices within its specialties. Dr. Brill will also serve as the “voice of the provider” as Avella enters into new clinical specialties and pursues innovative partnerships with hospitals, health systems, physicians and payers seeking to deliver high-value care.

“Specialty pharmacies have become such a critical part of a patient’s care team, which makes clinical leadership in our organization just as important as it would be within a hospital or health system,” according to Rebecca Shanahan, CEO of Avella. “Dr. Brill’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the complex healthcare landscape will be invaluable as we develop cutting-edge clinical programs as well as long-term strategic partnerships.”

About Avella Specialty Pharmacy

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Avella Specialty Pharmacy is a National Accredited Specialty Pharmacy, providing individualized care and support to patients since 1996. Avella's clinical pharmacists and staff members are experts in managing complex disease states and providing compassionate care. The company offers a nationwide distribution service to complement its retail locations. In 2016, Avella was named Specialty Pharmacy of the Year by NASP, a nationally recognized pharmacy trade committee. Inc. Magazine’s 2016 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country included Avella for the tenth consecutive year and also recognized Avella as the fastest-growing woman-led company in 2015. For more information, please visit

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