UnityPoint at Home cracks Excelera contract

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

URBANDALE, Iowa ­ – UnityPoint at Home, an integrated home health services provider, has joined the specialty pharmacy network of Excelera. The network provides members with a nationally scaled infrastructure and support to help them develop best practices and gain access to limited-distribution drugs and biologics and restrictive payer agreements so they can provide continuity of care for their patients with complex and chronic conditions. “We are delighted to welcome UnityPoint at Home into our national network,” said Jim Fox, CEO of Excelera, in a press release. “UnityPoint at Home is an example of an integrated health system looking to improve continuity of care for complex patients to lower costs and advance clinical and financial outcomes.” Excelera will partner with UnityPoint at Home to develop key specialty pharmacy capabilities, including training, operations, data aggregation, reporting for drug manufacturers and payers, and revenue cycle management. UnityPoint at Home’s services include adult and pediatric nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, personal care and home support, infusion therapy, respiratory therapy, palliative care, hospice and home medical equipment services. It serves patients and communities in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.