Supporting members with complex diseases.
When it comes to supporting employees with chronic and complex diseases such as hemophilia, HIV, MS and oncology, having the right specialty pharmacy program is critical. These life threatening and debilitating diseases take a heavy toll on the entire family and require frequent, ongoing clinical support.
*Average savings across eight specialty conditions for combined medical and pharmacy costs based on UnitedHealthcare commercial membership in 2008. This potential savings amount is not guaranteed. Applies to self-funded customers only. Actual savings may vary.
Although specialty medications account for only 1% of all prescriptions, they account for up to 34% of costs under the pharmacy benefit.
In spite of the high cost of specialty drugs, it is important to focus on the patient and the condition and not solely on drug management.
Our total care management approach can help members become more engaged, which can lead to increased adherence and better health decisions – which can result in better health and lower costs.
Managing specialty medications under both pharmacy and medical benefits helps contain the total cost of care while improving the quality of life for employees living with complex diseases.