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Empowering your journey: resources and insights

Explore a wealth of information gathered to help patients understand their conditions and treatments to facilitate a positive outcome.

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Empowering your journey: resources and insights

Explore a wealth of information gathered to help patients understand their conditions and treatments to facilitate a positive outcome.

Patient resources

  • Medicare
    Medicare is the US government’s health insurance program for people over 65. Some people under the age of 65 with certain disabilities may be able to get coverage through Medicare. There are two program options: Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) or Medicare Advantage (Part C) that can help pay for prescription drugs. You will need to enroll during certain times of the year. http://www.medicare.gov

     

  • Medicare extra help
    If you are covered under Medicare and meet certain income guidelines, you may be eligible for the Social Security Administration’s Extra Help program. This program will help with the cost of monthly medical fees and medicines. http://www.ssa.gov/medicare/prescriptionhelp

     

  • Veterans affairs
    With veteran’s benefits, you may be able to get your medications for free or for just a small copayment. Copayment (copay) is the amount an insured person will pay for a healthcare service or medicine at the point of care. http://va.gov

     

  • Medicaid
    Medicaid is a health insurance program sponsored by states. It is for low-income US residents of any age. Your state may have a different name for Medicaid. Each state has different rules that must be followed. http://www.medicaid.gov

     

  • State programs
    Many states have prescription drug programs that are not part of Medicaid. These programs may be able to help you afford your medicine. Sometimes, a state program is linked to Medicare’s Part D drug plan. http://www.medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/state-programs.aspx

     

  • Texas Health and Human Services
    Texas Health and Human Services has hundreds of programs and services that help more than 7.5 million Texans a month live better lives. http://hhs.texas.gov
  • GovBenefits
    The following site includes program descriptions and contact information about federal and state assistance programs. http://benefits.gov

  • Healthfinder
    Healthfinder.gov is a resource for finding government and nonprofit health and human services information. http://healthfinder.gov

  • Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care
    In 1946, Congress passed a law that gave hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities grants and loans for construction and modernization. In return, they agreed to provide a reasonable volume of services to people unable to pay and to make their services available to all people residing in the facility’s area. The program stopped providing funds in 1997, but about 127 health care facilities nationwide are still obligated to provide free or reduced-cost care. Since 1980, more than $6 billion in uncompensated services have been provided to eligible patients through Hill-Burton.
    http://hrsa.gov/get-health-care/affordable/hill-burton
  • American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
    The ACPA was founded in 1980 to provide resources for people coping with chronic pain. http://www.theacpa.org

  • Caregiver Action Network
    The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is a family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for those who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease or the frailties of old age. http://caregiveraction.org/

  • Families USA
    Families USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long- term care for all Americans. The website contains state and national resources. https://familiesusa.org/

  • Health Insurance Resource Center
    A resource for families, individuals and the self-employed, the Health Insurance Resource Center provides the tools to become a better-informed health insurance consumer. https://www.healthinsurance.org/

  • Invisible Disabilities Association
    The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) helps those living with various conditions, as well as their loved ones, through their website, articles, literature, projects and seminars. https://invisibledisabilities.org/

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans. http://www.ncqa.org/

  • National Disabilities Rights Network
    The National Disabilities Rights Network (NDRN) is a non-profit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. http://www.ndrn.org/

  • National Organization for Rare Disorders
    The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a non-profit organization which provides information, programs and services for thousands of rare medical conditions. https://rarediseases.org/

  • National Patient Travel Center
    The National Patient Travel Center is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to individuals and families seeking ways to travel long-distances for specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. http://www.patienttravel.org/

  • Patient Advocate Foundation
    The Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. https://www.patientadvocate.org/

  • Patient Notification System
    The Patient Notification System is a program developed by the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) to notify patients who receive plasma products, such as intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), about product recalls. http://www.patientnotificationsystem.org/

 

  • Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
    A division of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) whose mission is to protect and enhance public health through regulation of biological products to ensure their safety, effectiveness and timely delivery to patients. This agency provides information on biological products, such as blood and plasma, including new product approvals, adverse events, product recalls and withdrawals. https://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/default.htm

 

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides information for individuals receiving services from Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP. http://cms.gov

 

  • National Institutes of Health
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov

 

    • The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Provides information on advances in health, science, and medical issues. The following are divisions of NIH:

 

    • National Cancer Institute
      National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides the following information about cancer: topics, trials, statistics, and research. http://www.cancer.gov

 

    • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
      The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

 

    • National Human Genome Research Institute
      The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) applies genome technologies to the study of specific diseases and the genetic components of complex disorders. http://www.genome.gov

 

    • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) provides information on allergy and infectious diseases, as well as primary immunodeficiencies. https://www.niaid.nih.gov/

 

    • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
      The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) provides general information on children’s health issues, including an in-depth booklet on primary immunodeficiencies. https://www.nichd.nih.gov/

 

    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
      The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease – a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/

 

    • NIH Clinical Trials
      The NIH Clinical Trials site contains current information on clinical trials being conducted, some of which may be pertinent to primary immunodeficiencies. https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

 

 

    • NIH Office of Rare Diseases
      The NIH Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) coordinates research on rare diseases and supports research to respond to the needs of patients who have any one of the more than 6,000 rare diseases known today. https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/

 

    • NIH Research Training and Scientific References
      This site contains information about intramural research, Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry, scientific interest groups, library catalogs, journals, training, labs, scientific computing and more. https://www.nih.gov/research-training

 

    • National Library of Medicine
      The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest medical library. The library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and healthcare. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/

 

    • National Office of Public Health Genomics
      This site provides updated information on how human genomic discoveries can be used to improve health and prevent disease. It also provides links to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activities in public health genomics. https://www.cdc.gov/genomics/

 

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. The site contains information on the department’s numerous federal programs. https://www.hhs.gov

 

  • U.S. Department of Labor: Continuation of Health Coverage (COBRA)
    COBRA gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, death, divorce and other life events. https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/health-plans/cobra

 

  • U.S. Social Security Administration
    This website contains complete information about Social Security. https://www.ssa.gov

For patients needing assistance for Immune Globulin Therapy, here are companies that assist patients based on brand and in many cases based on FDA on-label guidelines for assistance.

  • Grifols
    Grifols has various patient assistance programs. You may qualify for assistance that can help with your deductibles, copayment, coinsurance, loss of insurance or underinsurance. Call 1-888-MYGAMUNEX (1-888-694-2686) to see if you qualify. http://www.grifols.com/en/home
  • Ocrevus™
    Company: Genentech
    Usage in MS: Disease-Modifying Agent
    Genentech Access Solutions can be reached at 1-844-OCREVUS (1-844-627-3887) or 1-866-4ACCESS (866-422-2377)
    http://www.Genentech-Access.com

  • Tysabri®
    Company: Biogen
    Usage in MS: Disease-Modifying Agent

  • Patient Services Incorporated (PSI)
    The nonprofit PSI specializes in health insurance premium, pharmacy co- payment and co-payment waiver assistance for people with chronic illnesses. http://www.patientservicesinc.org

 

  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
    PPA brings together biopharmaceutical companies, providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who are uninsured or underinsured get free or nearly free medicines through the program that is right for them. http://www.pparx.org

 

  • NeedyMeds
    A non-profit organization that maintains an extensive database of information about patient assistance programs, state assistance, drug discount programs, and free or low-cost medical care. You can search their database for free on their web site. The site also has information on thousands of programs to help consumers through the application process. http://www.needymeds.org

 

  • The Assistance Fund
    The Assistance Fund is an independent charitable patient assistance foundation that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other health-related expenses. https://tafcares.org

 

  • Patient Advocate Foundation
    Helps patients with access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their finances. http://www.patientadvocate.org

 

  • Good Days
    At Good Days our mission is to ensure no one has to choose between getting the medication they need and affording the necessities of everyday living. Good Days offers financial assistance, premium assistance and travel assistance. https://www.mygooddays.org

 

  • HealthWell Foundation
    When health insurance is not enough, HealthWell fills the gap. We help patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses pay their share of prescription drug copayments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums. https://www.healthwellfoundation.org

 

  • Medmonk
    Medmonk helps pharmacists obtain funding for patients who cannot afford their out-of-pocket pharmaceutical expenses. https://medmonk.com

 

  • The Medicine Program
    The Medicine Program is a patient advocacy organization helping individuals and families across America get access to up to 2,500 prescription medications available today for free or nearly free of charge through Patient Assistance Programs. http://www.themedicineprogram.com/

 

  • RxAssist
    Offers a comprehensive online database of drug company programs that provide free or affordable drugs and co-pay assistance. https://www.rxassist.org

 

  • Center for Benefits
    Provided by the National Council on Aging, this shares information about assistance programs for low-income seniors and young people with disabilities. https://www.ncoa.org

 

  • Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN)
    PAN Foundation helps patients suffering from certain cancers, chronic illness and rare diseases through more than 50 disease specific financial assistance programs. Assistance includes covering out-of-pocket and medical expenses. https://www.panfoundation.org

 

  • RxHope
    A web-based resource where you can search by medication to locate assistance programs. They also offer help with the application process. https://www.rxhope.com

 

  • National Association of Counties (NACo)
    Prescription Card Discount Program – NACo provides a free prescription discount card exclusively for NACo member counties to offer to their residents. The card will give discounts on prescriptions for residents who are uninsured, seniors or pet owners. A list of participating counties is listed at https://www.naco.org

 

  • RxOutreach
    A non-profit charity that provides medicine for people who cannot afford it. They offer more than 500 medications through their mail order pharmacy with support from generous donors. https://www.rxoutreach.org

 

  • National Council on Aging (Benefits Check Up)
    This nonprofit service and advocacy organization offers adults over the age of 55 help in paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. https://www.benefitscheckup.org

Patient communities

Provider forms

Explore a wealth of information gathered to help patients understand their conditions and treatments to facilitate a positive outcome.

IVIG Form

Intravenous Immunoglobulin Order Form

TPN Form

Total Parenteral Nutrition Order Form

Antibiotic Form

Antibiotic Therapy Order Form

Infusion Form

Infusion Therapy Order Form

INFLIXIMAB Form

INFLIXIMAB Order Form

BELATACEPT Form

BELATACEPT (Nulojix) Order Form

Provider forms

Explore a wealth of information gathered to help patients understand their conditions and treatments to facilitate a positive outcome.

IVIG Form

Intravenous Immunoglobulin Order Form

TPN Form

Total Parenteral Nutrition Order Form

Antibiotic Form

Antibiotic Therapy Order Form

Infusion Form

Infusion Therapy Order Form

INFLIXIMAB Form

INFLIXIMAB Order Form

BELATACEPT Form

BELATACEPT (Nulojix) Order Form

Frequently asked questions

At Pharmacy Specialists, infusion therapy is the precise delivery of medication through a needle or catheter, typically utilized when oral medications are not an option. Discover the benefits and processes of our infusion therapy treatments.

Infusion therapy can now be safely administered at home or in specialized centers by a nurse, caregiver, or patient, ensuring a seamless, professional experience outside traditional hospital environments. Our clinicians meet rigorous standards, often exceeding insurance company requirements.

Safety is our utmost priority. Home infusion therapy by Pharmacy Specialists adheres to stringent protocols to ensure each patient receives care in the safest, most effective manner.

Pharmacy Specialists’ infusion therapies offer innovative treatment solutions for a variety of chronic and acute medical conditions, enhancing patient recovery and well-being.

Pharmacy Specialists is dedicated to offering a wide range of home therapy services to meet diverse patient needs. Our services include: Specialty Medication Therapies, Sterile Compounded Medications, Immunoglobulin (IVIG/SCIG), Antibiotic-Antifungal-Antiviral Therapy, Inotropic Infusions, and Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

  • Specialty Medication Therapies: Specialty medications treat complex and chronic conditions that require clinical monitoring and specialized training for handling and/or administration. Many specialty medications are biologics – medications made from components of living organisms. Biologics target specific areas of the immune system to treat disease.

  • Sterile Compounded Medications: Pharmacy Specialists compounds sterile medication in a microbe-free environment following USP <797> standards. Sterile compounded medications are used for preparations that will be administered through an IV, as an injection, or directly into the eyes.

  • Immunoglobulin (IVIG/SCIG): This treatment can boost antibody levels in people with immunodeficiencies, autoimmune diseases or inflammatory conditions. Immunoglobulin comes from plasma, which is a component of blood. It contains antibodies, which are proteins that help protect against infection. The goal of this therapy is to normalize a compromised immune system.

  • Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiviral Therapy: IV, injectable, or oral medications used to treat and prevent acute illness from bacterial, fungal, or viral infection. Pharmacy Specialists only dispenses IV and injectable forms of this type of therapy.

  • Inotropic Infusions: This class of medication increases the force of heart contractions. This will help the heart beat stronger and increase the amount of blood pumped from the heart to the muscles and organs in the body. This therapy can only be given intravenously (by IV).

  • Parenteral Nutrition (PPN/TPN): Parenteral nutrition is a way to receive nutrients by bypassing the digestive system. People who can’t use their digestive systems because of a condition can temporarily or permanently receive nutrition intravenously, through an IV catheter. Parenteral nutrition can be supplementary (partial) or complete (total parenteral nutrition). Patients are closely monitored by a team of dietitians, pharmacists, and providers to ensure nutritional needs are met.
Starting your infusion therapy is seamless with us. Have your provider complete and submit our order form. Our pharmacy prepares your medication, which is then delivered and administered. Learn more here.

We pride ourselves on our accreditations from the National Association of Board of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), reflecting our commitment to exceeding industry standards and ensuring the highest quality of care.

Most major insurance plans cover home infusion services. Our experienced team of insurance specialists work diligently for you to determine eligibility and coverage solutions.

At Pharmacy Specialists, we ensure a seamless transition from hospital or clinic to home infusion therapy. Our team coordinates with your healthcare providers to establish a personalized treatment plan, ensuring you receive high-quality care without interruption.

Refilling your prescription is simple and convenient with Pharmacy Specialists. You will work with our patient support team to process your refill, prior to your next shipment.

Your peace of mind is important to us. As a Pharmacy Specialists patient, you can easily check the status of your order by contacting our dedicated patient support team at 877-217-3619.

Starting new treatment or updating your prescription is streamlined with our team. Please reach out directly to our patient support team or use our secure online platform to submit your new order, and we'll take care of the rest.

Your feedback is invaluable to us. If you’d like to share your experiences or suggestions, please complete our patient satisfaction survey  or contact our patient support team. We’re dedicated to listening and making continuous improvements based on your feedback.

Paying your bill with Pharmacy Specialists is convenient and flexible. You can make payments online, over the phone, or by mail. If you need assistance or have questions about your bill, our billing department is here to help.

We facilitate a smooth transition from hospital or clinic to home by collaborating with healthcare professionals to create a tailored home infusion plan, ensuring continuity of care and patient comfort.

Refer your patients effortlessly by utilizing our referral forms available online. Our team is committed to responding promptly to facilitate patient support and care.

Stay informed and updated on your patient’s treatment progress through our dedicated patient support team, optimizing collaboration and outcomes.

Our comprehensive services include Specialty Medication Therapies, Sterile Compounded Medications, Immunoglobulin (IVIG/SCIG), Antibiotic-Antifungal-Antiviral Therapy, Inotropic Infusions, and Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), designed to meet the diverse needs of patients in the comfort of their homes.

We pride ourselves on adhering to the highest standards, validated by accreditations from premier healthcare organizations, ensuring exceptional and compliant patient care.

Expect comprehensive support ranging from medication management to patient education, aimed at enhancing the treatment experience and outcomes for patients and easing the process for families.

We work closely with healthcare providers and insurance companies to ensure transparent and efficient billing processes, aiding in the seamless delivery of patient care.

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For Providers

Committed to the best possible outcomes for your patients

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For Patients

Customized, convenient care in the comfort of your home

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For Providers

Committed to the best possible outcomes for your patients

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Commitment to compliance and high-quality care

Pharmacy Specialists prides itself on adhering to the highest standards of care, fully accredited by the National Association of Board of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

Insurance providers – View entire list here

Commitment to compliance and high-quality care

Pharmacy Specialists prides itself on adhering to the highest standards of care, fully accredited by the National Association of Board of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).