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Cardinal Health Helps Hospitals Save More Than $20 Million In Pharmaceutical Costs; Connect Low-Income Patients With Affordable Medications
Date:1/13/2010

Aragona, R.Ph., MS, MBA, director of pharmacy for Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in Hackensack, N.J. "Cardinal Health's eRecovery Onsite service helps us fulfill our commitment to delivering compassionate, quality care to our community by helping thousands of uninsured patients access life-saving medications at little or no cost to them."

There are no start-up costs or staffing requirements for this service, and the program is designed to seamlessly integrate with each hospital's pharmacy and billing department processes. Cardinal Health provides the staff to manage all activities related to patient assistance program enrollment. The company also offers monthly, customized reports of pharmaceutical savings per facility.

Hospitals and clinics that use eRecovery Onsite from Cardinal Health can:

  • Maximize drug savings by ensuring all qualified patients are quickly and efficiently enrolled in pharmaceutical manufacturers' patient assistance programs.
  • Improve cash flow by recovering costs related to providing medications to uninsured patients.
  • Provide quality, compassionate care to uninsured patients by helping them gain access to medications at little or no cost to them.
  • Free up staff time by completely outsourcing all aspects of the enrollment process.
  • Know that there is no financial risk involved in using the service. Cardinal Health charges no up-front cost or implementation fees. The company gets paid based on a small percentage of the pharmaceutical spend it saves participating hospitals.

"We've specifically designed our eRecovery Onsite service to be an easy, no-risk way for hospitals to extend compassionate care to uninsured patients without hurting their bottom lines," said Law Burks, vice president of marketing and product management for Cardinal Health's Pharmaceutical D
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