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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pharmacy benefits administrator Argus Health Systems has signed a deal with Amber Pharmacy to provide expanded specialty pharmacy options to patients, Argus said.
The collaboration between Kansas City, Mo.-based Argus and Omaha, Neb.-based Amber will allow Argus to offer customers a new option when selecting a specialty pharmacy provider.
"When selecting a preferred specialty partner, we analyzed all aspects of the specialty pharmacy business," Argus president and CEO Jonathan Boehm said. "Given the emphasis for health plans to increase member satisfaction and improve outcomes, we were very interested in the area of personalized patient care. Being diagnosed with a condition that requires a specialty medication is stressful to the family and the patient; we wanted to be sure our customers had the best available support to offer their members."
Under the collaboration with Amber, Argus' services will include wellness kits, member education, lab verification, prior-authorization assistance and around-the-clock pharmacist availability.
"The strength of Argus' service offering, combined with Amber Pharmacy's unique service model, will enable Argus customers to deliver high-quality clinical care, enhanced value and savings to their members," Amber Pharmacy president Mike Agostino said.