One of AIMM’s earliest and most steadfast partners is Apexus, the non-profit contractor that works with more than 29,000 health care providers across the U.S. to lower their costs for purchasing outpatient pharmaceutical products, allowing them to stretch their resources to serve more low-income and uninsured patients. As the exclusive contractor for the 340B Drug Pricing Program, managed by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), Apexus negotiates significant discounts for branded and generic pharmaceuticals while working with providers to help them comply with 340B regulations and guidance. Apexus works closely with HRSA’s Office of Pharmacy Affairs to improve the integrity of the 340B program.
Apexus recently announced that it is covering the annual fee to join AIMM for organizations that are customers of Apexus and actively participate in the 340B Prime Vendor Program. Apexus will sponsor organizations that are committed to using their 340B savings to build integrated comprehensive medication management programs and use AIMM as the vehicle to build processes and create transformations within their organization.
“In today’s health care environment, 340B organizations are stretching their resources to ensure that they are taking the best care of their high-risk patients. This priority requires effective medication management programs. With AIMM, organizations can make this critical transformation using a quality improvement framework to build sustainability and find opportunities for further scale and spread.”
The Cardinal Health Foundation has a unique mission, strategy and target audience. Endeavors by the Foundation include providing financial support to healthcare organizations that want to hit the daily double of cost effectiveness: improving quality and controlling costs—at the same time.
Over the past eight years, the Cardinal Health Foundation has invested $16 million in a variety of patient safety efforts including support for other networks, recognition of pharmacist-led teams through the Medication Use Safety Award and professional development programming.
Through this work the Foundation has better understood the power of networks and has partnered with AIMM to facilitate a learning collaborative for its E3 (Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Excellence) Grant Program. The E3 program seeks to impact the quality of health care, and offers grantees an opportunity over a three-year period to better realize their vision by taking the project to scale and making it sustainable. All E3 grant recipients are participating in AIMM under the E3 Learning Collaborative.
“We believe action learning networks can dramatically accelerate the rate of change and add value for each organization – ultimately leading to the best patient outcomes and cost reductions. The transformational experience AIMM offers organizations is a clear fit for our goals and objectives with our E3 grantees. We are excited to be working with AIMM in our E3 Learning Collaborative initiative.”
Vice President of Community Relations
Cardinal Health Foundation
Empire Health Foundation is a private health conversion foundation headquartered in Spokane, WA that invests in ideas and organizations that that improve access, education, research and policy to result in a measurably healthier region. Empire’s vision is to transform Eastern Washington into the state’s healthiest region, and every investment goes toward creating measurable, sustainable health improvements in four focus areas: improving health outcomes; strengthening health systems; growing physician supply; and building non-profit capacity. Through innovative public-private collaborations and a commitment to measurable health improvements, Empire Health Foundation continues to build on the impact achieved with partners both in the community and across the state.
The Hemophilia Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that comprises hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs) that either have, or are seeking to have, factor delivery programs under Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act. The Alliance serves to promote the common interests of these HTCs and through its mission provide member HTCs with resources and services to sustain the Comprehensive Care Model for individuals with bleeding and clotting disorders. A strong synergy between the Alliance and AIMM is to support the care delivery of a Comprehensive Care Model that incorporate medication management. AIMM has received operational grant support from the Alliance to help all health care organizations, including HTCs develop medication management services that will impact all patients.