Continuous infusion of anti-hemophilic factor: Experience Matters
By: Jay Bryant-Wimp
If your patient requires surgery or has experienced trauma, you might consider ordering continuous infusion of factor therapy. Continuous infusion involves the administration of factor over an extended period of time. Continuous infusion has been proven to be a safe and effective therapy for treatment of bleeding disorders during and after procedures or trauma.¹
Some common questions that we receive may help you as you navigate through the benefits and risk when making the decision about surgery and continuous infusion.
Why should I consider continuous infusion rather than traditional dosing?
Continuous infusion offers many advantages to traditional dosing. We’ll be happy to show you and your healthcare team the related articles and case studies as well as our Accurate Continuous Anti-hemophilic factor Therapy (ACAT) protocol. There is also a select list of references from our library listed below.
At what point should I contact Accurate Rx Pharmacy about a procedure?
Contact us as soon as you find out about the need for a procedure. We will begin the coordination process, work with your patient and start them on the road to a successful outcome. We can also serve as a liaison between insurance and even help facilitate hospital coordination. Our clinicians have served as experts and will be of service to you and your team.
Why should I trust Accurate Rx Pharmacy?
Because of our vast experience, our team has seen firsthand what patients encounter and be your extended staff through the process of transitioning to home. Accurate Rx Pharmacy is one of only a few providers that offer continuous infusion and possibly the only home infusion pharmacy with published protocols and outcomes data.² Our clinicians will work collaboratively with you and your patient to provide appropriate continuous infusion therapy and proactive communication before, during and after the procedure or trauma.
Contact us at 1.888.335.4279 for more information about the Accurate Rx continuous infusion therapy experience.
What have we been up to?
Our Infusion Nurse Specialist, Jessica Henke, graduated with her Masters in Nursing and passed her board tests to be a Nurse Practitioner. Way to go Jessica!
Kerri Alexander, our Infusion Nurse Specialist, was nominated for the 2016 Ambassador Choice Awards for exceptional nursing care. Great job, Kerri!
We’d like to welcome Joseph Beible, Kevin Langerud, and Ryan Grantham to the Accurate Rx team! Joey is our new Delivery Driver, Kevin is our new Intern, and Ryan is our new Bookkeeper.
Our Marketing team has been busy this quarter! We attended the Kansas City Great Strides Walk, Camp Notaclotamongus, Camp Red Sunrise, and GHA’s Family Education Weekend.
Where in the world is Accurate Rx?
September: MHA Golf Tournament, MHA Family Fun Fair, GHA BBQ, GHA Tee Off 4 Hemophilia
October: GHA Membership Meeting, MHA Hemophilia Walk, IDF Walk
November: GHA Trivia Night
“We love you guys. You are like family to us! WHAT A TEAM!”
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the attention and care I receive from everyone at Accurate Rx!”
“Accurate Rx is great to work with, great customer service and I know my patients will always get what they need!”
“It has been a pleasure to work with the staff at Accurate! They have the best interests of the patient in mind and are very knowledgeable!”
Prophylactic hemophilia treatment can save patients with severe forms of the disease from the long-term consequences of joint damage and other complications. To read the full article, click this link.
9 Signs of Lupus All Women Should be Able to Recognize
COLUMBIA, MO – Accurate Rx Pharmacy has been ranked #987 in the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for 2016. In Missouri, they are ranked #13 for the fastest-growing privately-held company in the state. Designated the #2036 spot in 2015, Accurate Rx has moved rapidly up the list due to a 406% growth-rate over the past three years.
“Accurate is honored to be included in Inc. 5000’s list for the second consecutive year. We are thrilled to be among some of the most forward-thinking companies in our industry. We believe our growth is a direct result from our ability to meet our patients where they are and provide them with an exceptional level of care,” Owner and CEO Jay Bryant-Wimp shares. “The staff at Accurate Rx Pharmacy takes a personal approach to patient care and positive clinical outcomes. We thank them for their hard work and dedication.”
About Accurate Rx Pharmacy
Accurate Rx is a Nationally Accredited Specialty Pharmacy that caters to individuals with chronic conditions such as, but not limited to Hemophilia, Cystic Fibrosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Infectious Disease, Immune Deficiencies, von Willebrand Disease, Hepatitis C, Lysosomal Storage Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis. Accurate Rx Pharmacy is licensed in over 20 states and their experienced clinicians provide home infusion pharmacy and nursing services, ambulatory infusion clinic services and specialty pharmacy services.
About Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Introduced in 1982, the Inc. 5000 is an annual list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
Center of Excellence in Immune Disorders and Bleeding Disorders
By: Jay Bryant-Wimp
Accurate Rx Pharmacy proudly announces its continued qualification as a Specialty Pharmacy and Home Infusion Center of Excellence in Immune Disorders and Bleeding Disorders by Anovation Care Management Innovation. The qualification extends to Accurate Rx’s home infusion pharmacy, home infusion nursing and specialty pharmacy services.
Anovation, known for innovative clinical excellence programs, developed home infusion and specialty pharmacy center of excellence criteria to help companies improve business operations and quality of patient care. Referring to the value of achieving Center of Excellence status, Anovation Principal Anna Nowobilski-Vasilios, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, CNSC, BCNSP, indicated, “This center of excellence process is specifically designed for specialty pharmacy and home infusion organizations as a structure to develop, demonstrate and sustain service excellence for clinical programs that serve distinct patient populations.”
The Specialty Pharmacy and Home Infusion Center of Excellence qualification process is a voluntary activity where healthcare organizations submit to peer-review of their internal policies, processes and patient care delivery against the established standards of practice. By attaining this qualification, Accurate Rx Pharmacy has demonstrated its commitment to maintain a higher level of competency and strive for excellence in clinical outcomes, services and customer satisfaction.
Accurate Rx Pharmacy caters to individuals with chronic diseases such as Primary Immune Deficiency and Bleeding Disorders. Accurate Rx Pharmacy provides quality, high-tech, home infusion and pharmacy services to patients throughout the Midwest, East Coast and Western United States. Co-owner Jay Bryant-Wimp has worked as a pharmacist for 22 years. For 19 years he has cared for patients with chronic illness in home care, specialty pharmacy and ambulatory infusion clinic settings. Bryant-Wimp says the staff at Accurate Rx Pharmacy takes a personal approach to patient care, “In addition to providing exceptional care to our clients, we believe in taking care of the entire family that is affected by a chronic disease.” Accurate Rx has personalized care teams consisting of pharmacists, nurses, a social worker, reimbursement specialists and pharmacy technicians to care for patients and their families.
“By obtaining the world’s first peer-reviewed qualification status as a Specialty Pharmacy and Home Infusion Center of Excellence in Immune Disorders and Bleeding Disorders, we have shown our deep dedication in caring for those in the community. The intense process to qualify as a Center of Excellence and our on-going dedication to excellence will ensure exceptional outcomes as we provide for our clients. Exceptional care by choice, not by chance is not just a tag-line. At Accurate Rx Pharmacy, we expect to provide exceptional care. The Center of Excellence certification is a great example of our commitment.”
Accurate Rx Pharmacy specializes in intravenous (IV) treatments and medication replacement at home or at our new Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC). The Infusion Center offers a comfortable and convenient alternative to receiving infusion services as an inpatient or in the emergency room, freeing patients from the expense and trauma of hospitalization. Experienced nurse clinicians who specialize in intravenous treatments provide infusion services. In addition, our experienced clinical pharmacists are available to assist the nursing staff in the pharmacological management of all disease states requiring frequent medication administration.
We’d like to give a special thanks to Charles McKee for leading the Accurate Rx staff in the requalification process and the team’s continued commitment.
What have we been up to?
Jay Bryant-Wimp passed his Michigan Pharmacist test and has received his Michigan Pharmacy License.
We’d like to welcome Holly Bower as our new Pharmacy Technician. She started on November 23rd.
Charles and the team have been busy this quarter attending some great events. In addition to having some great inservices, we attended the Wichita Family Education event held by MHA, the 340B Coalition Conference, the NHIA Annual Conference in New Orleans, and the Pascale’s Pals Annual Gala.
Where in the world is Accurate Rx?
June: Camp Notaclotamongus, Camp Red Sunrise
July: MHA Springfield Education Day, MHA Columbia Education Day, NHF Annual Meeting, WFH World Congress
“Absolutely the best medical office staff that I have encountered during the last 2 years of seeking medical treatment. I have been treated in 5 hospitals and 3 physician offices and you are #1.”
“Love sending clients to you! Always know they will get the best care and service.”
“I never worry that our patients would be treated poorly. Patients who have you filling scripts comment on how friendly and easy you are to deal with.”
“It doesn’t matter the time of day, everyone is friendly and ready to help meet our patients’ needs. Thank you!”
In the News…
Rare bleeding disorder diagnosis improved with super-resolution microscopy
Researchers at the University College of London have successfully identified bleeding disorders in patients using super-resolution microscopy. To read the full article, click this link.
Scientists found a new bacteria causing Lyme Disease: Borrelia Mayonii
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic discovered a new species of bacteria, B. Mayonii, which has recently been identified as a cause of Lyme in the midwest. To read the full article, click this link.
A goal of $100,000 or 1?
By Jay Bryant-Wimp
Measuring performance is essential in determining the efficiency and effectiveness of any program. Patient Assistance Programs (PAP) are no different. The true reward is providing patients who cannot afford the full cost of medications the assistance they so desperately need. It is part of our mission to be a good steward of the healthcare dollar, and this includes the PAP funding that is available for our clients. In addition to being a good steward, there are studies that show removing the co-pay/cost- share barrier increases medication adherence. So we will certainly help our clients who have no insurance options or tremendous out-of-pocket insurance co-pays/cost share, but we must also set goals! So first the goal, and then a story. In order to achieve our goal of providing over $100,000 via patient assistance programs, we started with an awareness of what is available to our clients. Kathleen has educated us on the programs, our pharmacy team is always searching for co-pay cards and our team attends frequent in-services regarding manufacturer programs. I will argue that it is more than awareness, it is a “want to attitude”. Our team, without fail, will go the extra-mile. Our staff has made going the extra-mile part of the Accurate Rx culture.
So it is no surprise that Accurate Rx has surpassed the $100,000 mark before summer. To date, our team has helped secure over $210,000 of co-pay/cost-share and additional patient assistance. What about the story….So we have a client that has helped inspire the drive in our pursuit of patient assistance. Prior to coming to Accurate his insurance-owned pharmacy was billing him his co-pay which totaled over $3000 per year. The other company told the patient couldn’t pursue assistance and that wasn’t their job and another department handled this component of care. After the bills for the co-pays kept adding up, the patient stopped taking his medication (recombinant factor VIII) and dealt with additional bleeding episodes with minimal medication. The patient was skeptical that Accurate Rx would be able to do anything different. So after a year of convincing insurance and the patient, he came on board as a client of Accurate Rx. I am happy to say, the patient has not had out-of-pocket expense for his medication secondary to our efforts to secure him patient assistance for nearly four years.
If you have patients that need assistance, contact us to learn more about the patient assistance programs we work with.
What have we been up to?
We are proud to announce our placement on Inc.’s 5,000 list! We made spot 2,036 with our 194% growth and $10.8 million revenue. You can check out our profile on Inc.com by clicking this link.
Accurate Rx celebrated our 6th Anniversary on September 9th, 2015. To kick off the celebration, we had a nerf gun battle in the office!
We’d like to welcome Dana Fleenor, Amanda Keil, Patrick Egan, and Kelsey Pritchett to the Accurate Rx Team! Dana is our new Reimbursement & Insurance Specialist. Amanda Keil started off as a Pharmacy Technician and is now our Intake Specialist. Patrick Egan is our new delivery driver. Kelsey Pritchett is our new Marketing & Administrative Assistant.
Charles and the team have been busy this quarter attending some great events! In addition to having some great inservices, we attended the Go Red Event, 340B Rain’s 21st Annual Gala, and the CCFA Take Steps Crohn’s Walk.
Come visit Accurate Rx at these upcoming events!
Dec 25th – Merry Christmas!
January 1st – Happy New Year!
February 17th – 340B Coalition Winter Conference
March 21st – NHIA Annual Conference
March 31st – HFA Symposium 2016
In the News…
FDA Approves Coagadex, First Factor X Concentrate
The availability of a purified FX concentrate increases treatment options for patients with this rare bleeding disorder. To read the full article, click this link.
UT Southwestern researchers identify an enzyme as a major culprit of autoimmune diseases
The findings suggest inhibition of the enzyme may be an effective therapy for autoimmune diseases such as Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). To read the full article, click this link.