Cancer treatment continues to become more complex and expensive. As part of our focus on enabling better decisions that lead to healthier outcomes while reducing waste, we are launching an oncology decision support module with eviti, Inc., a health information technology company.
Oncologists will now be able to access eviti’s clinical library of more than 1,700 evidence-based treatment regimens and 10,000 clinical trials for more than 120 cancer types. These guidelines are designed to provide physicians decision-making support as they sift through the evolving research and treatment landscape for cancer.
The oncology decision support module will be available through ExpressPAth™, the Express Scripts online provider portal, which is integrated with Accredo specialty pharmacy and medical benefit management systems.
This actionable data tool will allow for clients’ better insight into total cancer medication costs, utilization and clinical decisions across the pharmacy and medical benefit.
Managing Specialty Trend
Our research shows that 76.5% of oncology medications were administered within the medical benefit, where employers typically have less cost control over spending. Tightly managing specialty medication spending using multiple cost-management programs can reduce costs by up to 50% for plan sponsors.
Appropriate Therapy, Lowest Cost
Following evidence-based guidelines on standards established by national medical societies, government agencies, scientific literature and clinical trials ensures that patients get the most appropriate therapy at the lowest cost. Through the decision-support model, we expect unwarranted deviations from evidence-based medications to drop from 35% to less than 10% once oncologists begin using these guidelines.
ExpressPAth is designed to ease administrative burden and it recently earned the 2013 CIO 100 Award, which recognizes the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value.
By making the administrative aspect of a physician’s job more efficient, they can focus on the most important aspect – patient safety and healthier outcomes.
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