FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has been selected to provide pharmacy services and dispense limited-distribution specialty drugs for Corizon Health’s clients and support its in-house mail-order pharmacy PharmaCorr.
Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, said the three-year agreement supports specialty pharmacy services for 321,000 patients across 25 states.
Corizon Health, based in Brentwood, Tenn., is a leading provider of correctional health care, offering services to 50 clients at 431 facilities nationwide.
Under the partnership, Diplomat will serve Corizon Health patients, filling prescriptions for limited-distribution drugs and other specialty medications. PharmaCorr currently fills an average of 20,000 prescriptions per day.
“At Diplomat, we help take care of the nation’s sickest patients, a responsibility we don’t take lightly. We are proud to extend our services through our partnership with Corizon Health,” Atheer Kaddis, executive vice president of sales and strategic alignment at Diplomat, said in a statement. “As part of Corizon Health’s network, we will use our experience and resources to provide support services to each clients’ unique needs.”
Diplomat will be one of two partner pharmacies supporting Corizon Health’s network.
“We are constantly striving to enhance the quality of the health care we deliver, always mindful of safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness,” stated Mark Moyers, director of clinical pharmacy services for Corizon Health. “Diplomat’s commitment to provide optimized care — ensuring appropriate use, minimizing waste and supporting client adherence — will build upon Corizon Health’s dedication to the client experience.”
Diplomat noted that it has broad experience working with payors, including commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, government and employer groups. The company serves more than 3,000 accounts as a specialty pharmacy, representing access to about 194 million lives.