Karmanos Cancer Center’s KSP Specialty Pharmacy Expands Services

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and KSP Specialty Pharmacy (KSP) recently announced the launch of new services and a new website. The new site features provider resources and information for payers and pharmaceutical companies.

The site includes an online portal where patients can refill their prescriptions. This tool also allows patients to see their list of medications, get reminders and interact with their pharmacist. A portal for patient education and tips is forthcoming. Additionally, KSP has begun offering non-oncology specialty drugs to serve providers and patients throughout the McLaren Health Care network.

As part of McLaren Health Care, Karmanos Cancer Institute is the largest provider of cancer care and research in the state of Michigan. Karmanos’ 15 network sites throughout the state deliver market-leading cancer care and clinical trials conveniently to the communities where many patients live.

KSP is a specialty pharmacy within the McLaren Health Care Network. KSP began as an extension of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in 2019 and has since grown to assist with specialty medication needs of patients throughout the McLaren system in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

KSP provides patient care and customer service through a panel of expert clinical pharmacy specialists that can assist in drug education and management of not only a patient’s specialty prescriptions, but their entire prescription portfolio.

The KSP team works with drug manufacturers and external funding assistance programs to identify funding for drugs. In 2020, KSP helped secure $1.4 million in external funding for patients.

KSP Specialty Pharmacy carries many hard to find specialty medications for cancer, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, organ transplant and other conditions. Patients using specialty medications from KSP are supported by Karmanos’ Medication Therapy Management Programs, which provide regular counseling to help ensure the best possible outcome from their treatment.


Takeaway: KSP is accredited by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)