Navitus Health Solutions (Navitus), a full pass-through pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), announced that Lumicera Health Services, its wholly-owned specialty pharmacy, has purchased a specialty pharmacy from CareMetx, a leading technology-enabled hub services company committed to improving patient access to specialty medications. The specialty pharmacy, CareMetx Health, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, will allow Lumicera to better serve patients located in the eastern United States.
Navitus, owned by SSM Health and Costco Wholesale Corporation, serves as an industry alternative to traditional models. As such, Navitus is committed to taking the unnecessary costs out of pharmacy benefits to make prescriptions more affordable for hundreds of plan sponsors (i.e., employers, health plans, unions, governments, etc.) and their 7 million members.
By combining a unique pass-through approach that returns 100% of rebates and discounts with a focus on lowest-net-cost medications and comprehensive clinical care programs, Navitus helps reduce costs and improve member health.
Lumicera’s existing specialty pharmacies are located in Madison, Wisconsin and Phoenix, Arizona. Lumicera provides specialty medications and personalized clinical support to patients across the nation who live with complex chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, genetic disorders and cancer.
Navitus also recently announced its strategic investment in WithMe Health, Inc., a medication guidance company. This investment and the developing relationship between Navitus and WithMe Health, expands Navitus’ access to WithMe Health’s medication guidance capabilities to ensure members are on optimal medications, getting the support they need to stay adherent, and they are responding to therapy, all with the goal of helping employers and members receive the most benefit from their medications.
Takeaway: Navitus and Lumicera’s specialty pharmacy portfolio growth allow the company to expand and deliver specialty services nationally