Press Release: Memorandum of Understanding between The Hemophilia Alliance and The Alliance Pharmacy

Press Release San Diego, February 2011

The Hemophilia Alliance and The Alliance Pharmacy today announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to further access to necessary care and treatments for persons with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. The two organizations are both 501 (c) (3) organizations devoted to supporting and ensuring patients with hemophilia continue to benefit from both the outstanding clinical and financial outcomes available through the Comprehensive Care Model offered by qualified Hemophilia Treatment Centers.

The memorandum expands the role of the Hemophilia Alliance efforts to provide its 84 member Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) with resources and services to sustain the Comprehensive Care Model for individuals with bleeding and clotting disorders.

Newly established, The Alliance Pharmacy (TAP) is dedicated to generating funds for other charitable organizations that assist individuals in managing their care of chronic diseases and that do research to find cures for chronic diseases; to assist individuals with chronic diseases and their families with managing their medical care; to provide medication to chronically ill individuals at no or reduced cost to them; and to engage in activities to raise or solicit funds, grants and/or gifts in furtherance of the entity’s fundraising and education activities in support of charitable purposes. TAP is focused on supporting the coordination of care at comprehensive care centers like the hemophilia treatment centers and will offer a variety of national solutions to support local care and expand access to medically necessary products and services for patients with hemophilia through a proven network of centers of excellence.

Mark Plencner, Chairman of the Hemophilia Alliance, notes “that the pharmacy is one of the innovative approaches, we are utilizing to ensure that the centers of excellence remain in network with public and private payers, for both the clinical care and the pharmacy benefits.”

Roland Lamy, principal at Helms and Company, board member of the Alliance Pharmacy and recognized national expert on commercial payer contracting strategies says, “the specialty medical home concept has been in place for decades through the hemophilia treatment center network of providers and their outcomes in managing and coordinating patient care are proven to be efficient and effective. Ensuring access to products and services through this established network of providers is the primary goal of TAP”.

Vincent Fusaro RPh, the Pharmacist in Charge has a lifetime of experience in dealing with hemophilia, states “I am very excited to have the opportunity to partner with treatment centers across the country”.
For more information please email: info@thealliancepharmacy.org or info@hemoalliance.org or call 215-439-7173.

The Hemophilia Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that currently comprises 84 Hemophilia Treatment Centers. The purpose of the Alliance is to assist its members in providing outstanding care for their patients. www.hemoalliance.org

The Alliance Pharmacy is a not for profit organization that has pharmacy licenses in all 50 states. The pharmacy is located in Westbury, New York.