April 10, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – Non-Profit Healthcare Organizations Expanding Service Offerings Made Possible by 340B Savings and Medication Management by Curant Health
Curant Health, one of the nation’s leading medication therapy management companies, announced the addition of six new healthcare partnershipsrecognized by the federal government as “340B covered entities.” Including one hospital, four Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and one FQHC/Ryan White clinic, the number of potential patients who can now be reached under this program through Curant Health is more than 88,000.
These organizations include:
- Emanuel Medical Center (Swainsboro, GA)
- Newark Community Health Center (Newark, NJ)
- Paterson Community Health Center (Paterson, NJ)
- Georgia Highlands Medical Services (Cumming and Canton, GA)
- Northside Christian Health Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Tri-County Health Systems (Warrenton, Sparta and Gibson, GA)
“Every time we add 340B healthcare partnerships, we improve lives and expand care where it is desperately needed,” said Patrick Dunham, CEO of Curant Health. “When our partner clinics open new locations, add new specialties and staff, and provide medication and critical care at no cost to patients with chronic diseases, we know our focus works. We focus on the whole patient. And our 98 percent patient retention rate reflects this.”
Curant currently provides contract pharmacy and medication management services for 110 340B Covered Entities, including hospitals, clinics and healthcare centers nationwide, improving the outcomes and lives for thousands of Americans suffering from chronic diseases.
“Curant Health’s thorough personal medication management program includes free home delivery of patient prescriptions, supplements and over-the-counter medications, along with a unique prescription bubble pack product that sorts and packs patients’ medications in convenient ‘bubbles’ that make taking medication more convenient and safer,” stated Shannon Elzey, CEO, Tri-County Health System. “We believe that our partnership with Curant Health will provide improved clinical outcomes and lives for our patients, as well as real-time accountability for our staff.”
In addition to ensuring efficient and timely delivery of medication, Curant works with directly patients to ensure proper adherence to medication therapies. The result is better patient outcomes, lower hospital readmission rates, lower costs and compliance with 340B standards. The Curant Health model raises the bar on not only patient care itself, but on the economic model that allows clinics to broaden reach and services across the care continuum.
“Curant Health is a reputable and stable company, but that is true for most companies that approach us,” said Dave White, chief financial officer, Newark Community Health Centers, Inc. “What separated Curant Health from other medication therapy providers in the 340B realm was professionalism, persistence, knowledge and willingness to guide us through the process of 340B planning, requirements and execution.”
About Curant Health
Curant Health is passionate about improving the lives of chronically ill people, nationally, through its innovative and comprehensive medication therapy management program. Specially trained patient care managers and pharmacists form the foundation of the program and leverage MedPlan(™), Curant’s enhanced, inhouse EMR. Regular intensive interaction with caring Curant Health professionals supports patients through the daily challenges of living with a chronic condition. Curant Health is recognized as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine. The company was also one of 10 finalists in Microsoft’s Excellence in Innovation competition for its development and deployment of MedPlan.
Health systems currently taking advantage of Curant’s platform for care include University of New Mexico Truman Health Services, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Emory Midtown ID Clinics, University of Louisville Research Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University and others across the country.