Our Mission is to Improve the Lives of Our Patients

We accomplish it by providing customized, high quality and cost effective home infusion and specialty pharmacy services

Who we are and what we do?

Our Pharmacy Philosophy is simple – It takes a team.

HomeRx is focused on providing infusion therapy services nationwide. Our dedicated team of pharmacists, nurses and other trained professionals strive to provide the optimal outcome through our cost-effective, compassionate care, which ultimately leads to enhanced quality of life.

We are dedicated to improving wellness through comprehensive programs that assist the patient in dealing with their treatment. By focusing on servicing patients in their home, we understand how that promotes better health.

The staff at HomeRx has extensive experience treating a variety of chronic conditions while catering to the unique needs of patients and families alike. Our clinical team has over 30 years of experience safely managing patients in the convenience of their home.

Pharmacy

Conduct a comprehensive patient assessment to ensure the best outcome and minimize potential side effects. Educate you about your infusion therapy regimen.

Reimbursement

Expertise in obtaining authorization for complex therapies. Reviews insurance benefits and provides financial counseling.

Nursing

Empathetic and highly skilled in infusion administration. Provide clinical oversight and monitoring to ensure a safe and effective infusion.

MAXIMIZING CLINICAL OUTCOMES

MANAGING THERAPY

Diseases requiring infusion therapy are of a complex nature, therefore we make sure that our patients receive the most effective care at all times. Once we receive a prescription from the physician, we tailor a custom care plan for the respective patient. We make sure that the patient is educated on the treatment plan, dosage and potential side affects, if any. Once the therapy takes course, we closely record and analyse individual patient outcomes. Patients’ better health is our top priority.

MINIMIZING COST

REIMBURSEMENT

At HomeRx, we provide ease to you by assisting in getting a written authorisation from your insurer before the treatment is started. Our reimbursement experts and physicians also work closely with our manufacturing partners  in order to maximise any copay assistance through various programs so you can get as much coverage as possible.

INFUSION SERVICES

Providing clinical services to patients with complex conditions

HomeRx is committed to providing unparalleled clinical services to patients with complex conditions such as primary immunodeficiency diseases and autoimmune disorders.

Physicians

Access to all immunoglobulin (IG) brands, allows us to individualize the care plans for each of your patients. Regular communication regarding patient compliance, outcomes, and potential side effects enables us to quickly address any issues. As soon as we receive a patient’s first prescription, one of our pharmacists or nurses will schedule an introductory consultation with them to discuss the treatment plan, dosing and potential side effects. We get to know your patients and work with them to meet their medical needs.

Insurance Companies

Our expert reimbursement team will take all the necessary steps to get written authorization from your insurance company prior to starting treatment. HomeRx is contracted with many managed care organizations, the majority of private and commercial insurance carriers, pharmacy benefit management (PBMs) plans, and Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

We work with our manufacturing partners to help educate patients about their disease states and therapy management. Our reimbursement specialists and pharmacists work closely with our partners to maximize patient’s copay assistance through the manufacturer’s programs to lessen patient’s out of pocket costs.

What is immunoglobulin therapy?

Immunoglobulin [ee-mu-no-GLOB-u-lin] or IG has been utilized for decades for the treatment and prevention of a number of conditions. Understanding the process of IG therapy can help you take control of your health and improve your quality of life.

Immunoglobulins, also known as antibodies, are produced by the body to signal the immune system to attack unhealthy or “bad” cells, such as viruses or bacteria. You can think of immunoglobulin as your own personal army that fight off foreign invaders and protect you against illness. This army is made up of protectors (B cells, T cells, immunoglobulin, phagocytes and complement). They all work together to help protect our bodies against infections. When antibody molecules recognize a foreign invader or antigen, they physically attach or bind to the pathogens (i.e. viruses, bacteria and fungi). This sets off a complex chain of events, but ultimately the antibodies work to destroy the invaders.

Immunoglobulin consists of ninety to ninety eight percent immunoglobulin G (IgG). The remainder is made up of small amounts of other antibodies (IgA, IgE and IgM). Today, there are many different brands of immunoglobulin available. The major differences between the brands are IgA content, the sugar found in the solution and the method utilized to clean the product.

Today, immunoglobulin therapy is generally administered in two ways:

  1. Intravenous [in-tra-VEEN-us] or IVIG is administered directly into the vein.
  2. Subcutaneous [sub-cue-TAY-nee-us] or SCIG is given under the skin.

 

What is intravenous immunoglobulin therapy?

Intravenous immunoglobulin is administered directly into the vein. Your infusion certified nurse will administer your intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and stay with you for the duration of your treatment. Our nurse is there to assist you every step of the way to ensure that you are receiving the correct dose of your medication, monitor how you are feeling, make sure that you are comfortable, and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Remember, you are not alone. There are many patients receiving intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and, still living an active, full life.

 

What is immunoglobulin used for?

There are several FDA-approved uses for immunoglobulin therapy, however, there are more disease states that are not FDA -approved but are standardly treated and respond to immunoglobulin therapy. For example, immunoglobulin therapy has been proven to be effective in the treatment of certain immune deficiency diseases and autoimmune disorders.

What is subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy?

Subcutaneous immunoglobulin is given under the skin. Your infusion certified nurse will initially administer your subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy, but will then teach you to administer it independently when you are comfortable. Our nurse is there to assist you every step of the way to ensure that you are receiving the correct dose of your medication, monitor how you are feeling, and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Remember, you are not alone. There are many patients receiving subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy and still living an active, full life.

 

What is subcutaneous immunoglobulin used for?

Presently subcutaneous immunoglobulin is FDA-approved for primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI). Primary immunodeficiency is a genetic condition comprised of a group of more than 250 rare, chronic disorders in which part of the body’s immune system is missing or not functioning properly. This is considered replacement therapy because the body is unable to produce enough of its own immunoglobulins to fight off infections.

In the United States alone, up to 500,000 people are affected by one of the primary immunodeficiency diseases. Primary immunodeficiency often goes untreated because there are no unique or specific symptoms. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can be mistaken for ordinary infections of the sinuses, ears or lungs. It can also cause gastrointestinal problems and joint inflammation.

Below is a list of the ten warning signs of primary immunodeficiency:

  1. Four or more new ear infections within a year
  2. Two or more serious sinus infections within a year
  3. Two or more months on antibiotics with little effect
  4. Two or more pneumonias within a year
  5. Failure of an infant to gain weight or grow normally
  6. Recurrent, deep skin or organ abscesses
  7. Persistent thrush in mouth or fungal infection on skin
  8. Need for intravenous antibiotics to clear infections
  9.  Two or more deep-seated infections including septicemia
  10. A family history of primary immunodeficiency

Once properly diagnosed, your physician may prescribe subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy. Having PI affects your overall health, therefore, it is important to adhere to a regular schedule for receiving your treatment.

 

How is subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy administered?

For subcutaneous immunoglobulin administration, one or more small needles are placed under the skin and the medication is infused. Subcutaneous treatments are given more frequently (i.e. weekly, every two or three weeks, or monthly) as opposed to intravenous immunoglobulin infusions, which are commonly given every three to four weeks. Subcutaneous immunoglobulin administration is ideal for patients that require a lower dose, as the skin can quickly and safely absorb the volume.

The needle used for subcutaneous immunoglobulin is very short and thin; just long enough to reach the subcutaneous tissue. It is important that the correct needle length is utilized to minimize site reactions. Your nurse will educate and instruct you on how to properly administer your subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy, so that you will become confident in self-administration. This will allow you the freedom and flexibility to infuse wherever and whenever it is most convenient for you.

Subcutaneous immunoglobulin treatment is administered using an ambulatory pump. Most patients receive their infusions over one to two hours, but others may need a longerinfusion time to minimize site reactions. Initially, the rate can be adjusted to determine the appropriate volume based on patient’s tolerance. The final rate will then be determined between you and your nurse.

There are many resources and organizations available to provide assistance, support, advocacy and information:

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ACCESS TO DISCOUNTED SPECIALTY INFUSION MEDICATION

Compliant with 340B Regulations

Specialty infusibles are an important growth area for hospital 340B programs. These are costly therapies that can be successfully managed in an outpatient or home setting. Our experience include:

• Oversight of entire 340B program

• Waste Prevention

• HRSA and manufacturer compliance and auditing

• Multi channel prescription capture

• Inventory replenishment

• Client portal for real-time data collection

HomeRx Client Portal

Our on-demand 24/7 client portal which:

  • Verifies patient eligibility
  • Prevents duplicate discounts for eligible prescriptions
  • Stores all data needed for audits with regard to purchases, patient eligibility, prescription records and billing
  • Accesses financial reports including individual patient audits to see when appropriate medication was received
  • Customizes reports to provide the required information
  • Tools to make better decisions, track savings and maintain program integrity
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