About Specialty Pharmacy
The Community Health Network Specialty Pharmacy is designed to improve the lives of patients within Community Health Network who are taking high-cost and complicated medications, called specialty medications. If you have any questions about our services, please call us toll-free at 833-636-6392.
Community Health Network Specialty Pharmacy partners with organizations across the spectrum of treatment to help patients take the right medications, in the right way, at the right time, while negotiating discounts and access to drugs.
We work with payers to provide appropriate, cost-effective treatments for members.
We help patients access and adhere to emerging therapies.
We help hospitals and health systems capitalize on specialty pharmacy opportunities.
Hospital and Community Access to Specialty Drugs
Why Indiana healthcare organizations choose Community Health Network as their specialty pharmacy network pharmacy
The federal government’s 340B program is designed to promote access to affordable medications for the most vulnerable or underserved patient populations while helping to stretch federal resources. This program mandates that drug manufacturers must provide outpatient drugs at discounted prices to certain qualifying hospitals and healthcare organizations. Today, more than one third of all hospitals nationwide participate in the 340B program and benefit from these drug discounts. It is estimated that 95% of all marketed drugs have 340B discounts associated with them and the average savings is 25-50% of wholesale pricing.
Specialty drugs are an important area for 340B programs, as these therapies tend to be higher in cost and the market for specialty medications is growing rapidly. As a result, Community Health Network Specialty Pharmacy collaborates with our qualified 340B hospitals and healthcare organizations, providing access to more affordable drugs while maintaining our unwavering focus on clinical excellence, patient education and premier service.
It’s also important to note that 340B can be difficult for hospitals and healthcare organizations to manage due to complex compliance, audit and inventory requirements. For example, organizations must prevent diversion of these drugs to non-qualified patients and non-qualified clinics, or for medical needs outside the mandated scope of services. That’s why Community Health Network Specialty Pharmacy has developed policies and procedures to help mitigate these risks, including:
- Verifying patient eligibility
- Preventing duplicate discounts for Medicaid-eligible prescriptions
- Storing all data needed for audits with regard to purchases, patient eligibility, prescription records and billing
Learn more about this program and find out how Community Health Network Specialty Pharmacy collaborates with 340B-qualifying organizations within our network.
We Value Your Privacy
At Community Health Network Specialty Pharmacy, we hold information about your health in the strictest confidence. We have a network of approved contract retail and specialty pharmacies that go through an accreditation process where an impartial organization reviews our operations to ensure that we are conducting business in a manner that is consistent with national standards. Accreditation is a sign of quality.
As part of the accreditation process, both the Joint Commission and URAC conduct on-site surveys of the care and services we provide. During the survey process, a surveyor may have access to your personal health information. If you do not want your personal health information released during the accreditation survey, please call us at 833-636-6392.