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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Partners With CareSource -- Launches Chronic Kidney Disease Management Program with Ohio Plan

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy announced today that its Diplomat Health Services Division is partnering with CareSource in Ohio to slow the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), improve clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs associated with the disease. As the number of Americans with CKD continues to rise, CareSource is focused on the early identification and treatment of their patients with the illness.

"Early recognition and intervention are essential to slowing disease progression and improving outcomes," said Craig S.Thiele, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CareSource. "Collaboration and creating a communication continuum, as well as enhancing patient and physician education, goal setting, and tracking outcomes ensure success for all stakeholders."

In previous managed care group pilot studies, Diplomat's CKD Navigator(TM) Disease Management (DM) Program showed significant medication and medical costs savings while improving patient outcomes. Diplomat's CKD Navigator Program is the first comprehensive DM program that incorporates both DM and Medication Therapy Management (MTM). Medication therapy reviews, adherence tools, and lifestyle management techniques are all part of the program.

"We have demonstrated the savings. Now with the CareSource project, we plan to not only show good financial metrics, but also incorporate lifestyle information to gauge the program's health effects," said Ron Alexander, Diplomat's Vice President, Clinical Services.

On the CKD front, education is reaching physicians, legislators, and managed care companies. "CKD needs to be a central part of future public health planning, and this is a simple but effective way to help fight kidney disease within our plan," said Pam Tropiano, Vice President, Health Services, CareSource.

About CareSource Ohio

CareSource is a leading non-profit public-sector managed care company based in Dayton, Ohio. CareSource has been meeting the needs of underserved health care consumers for more than 20 years. Since its inception, CareSource has grown to be the largest Medicaid managed care plan in Ohio and the 4th largest in the country. CareSource provides services through contracts with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Michigan Department of Community Health, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CareSource currently serves nearly 700,000 members across Ohio and Michigan. The CareSource Foundation provides opportunities to advance innovative solutions that address health care needs of the underserved through grants, outreach, medical expertise, strategic community partnerships and volunteerism.

About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is the nation's largest privately held Specialty Pharmacy and focuses on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Key programs include: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's, Hemophilia, Growth Hormone and Psoriasis. Other specialty areas include Transplant, Fertility, Dialysis Medication Management, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Specialty Compounding. The company also specializes in Disease Management programs for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, as well as Home and Out-Patient Infusion. With locations in Flint, Swartz Creek and Grand Rapids, MI; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Diplomat services the specialty pharmacy needs of patients and physicians nationwide.

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