Innovative therapies designed to treat complex and chronic specialty diseases continue to reach the market<, growing from fewer than 30 specialty medications approved by the FDA in the early 1990s to more than 400 today. The traditional hub model that helps enroll an average of one in five patients into specialty medication access programs has complex requirements and time-consuming manual processes, which, on average, delay treatment by up to eight weeks.
Fundamentally changing the way patient support is provided, the proprietary AMP solution enables four out of five patients across the United States to access their specialty medications 27 percent faster than traditional hub programs.<sup>5</sup> By integrating directly into the physician workflow, AMP enables patients to enroll into biopharma-sponsored patient support programs at the point of prescribing, in real-time before the patient leaves the provider’s office. Results published today in an AMP case study found AMP’s ability to capture patient consent in the provider’s office also helped increase patient enrollment completion by 92 percent.
“Our goal is to be the new starting point for specialty medication access utilizing the industry’s most trusted network, allowing us to positively impact patients from the time the prescription is written and throughout their treatment journey,” said Erica Conroy, VP of Specialty, CoverMyMeds. “As part of this innovative solution, we are bringing biopharma-sponsored hub services into the physician workflow for visibility at a patient case level from diagnosis and therapy initiation to ongoing adherence support.”
AMP also provides high-touch services for patient cases that need intervention support beyond the automated technology platform, such as proactive clinical support, behavioral coaching and financial assistance. These patient-centric programs improve adherence to medication regimens by an average of 10 percent, helping to support better outcomes for patients. AMP also helps patients manage reimbursement issues, incomplete benefits information, payment denials and appeals, and other exceptions to enable optimal access to medications.
“Biopharma companies provide a broad range of access and adherence services to help patients overcome financial obstacles and remain on therapy. However, one in five patients aren’t aware of these services or know that help is available,” said Meagan Sampogna, VP of Business Transformation, RxCrossroads by McKesson. “AMP enables the opportunity to reach four out of five patients with efficient technology-driven processes and human intervention to drive greater patient adherence and outcomes.”
The AMP case study will be highlighted at CBI’s 13th Hub and SPP Model Optimization in San Diego. Attendees of the conference are invited to attend Erica Conroy’s and Meagan Sampogna’s presentation, “Streamlining Patient Access Through Adaptable Technology: Next Generation in Hub Services,” at 4:35 p.m. PT on September 26 to learn more about AMP.
AMP is currently available for specialty therapies. For more information about AMP, visit go.covermymeds.com/amp and www.mckesson.com/biopharma/access-for-more-patients.