OTN's National Specialty Pharmacy, ivpcare, Added to Harvard Pilgrim's Specialty Pharmacy Program

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OTN, a leading physician practice services company and one of the largest distributors of products and services to the community physician market, announced today that Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of Wellesley, Mass., has included OTN’s national specialty pharmacy, ivpcare, in its managed specialty pharmacy program in the therapeutic areas of fertility, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Under the agreement, ivpcare may dispense specialty medications to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s members via home delivery and give them the opportunity to participate in drug therapy management programs, such as ivpadhere(TM) and CycleTrack(TM). Through these programs, ivpcare’s pharmacists and nurses stay in close contact with patients to help ensure they properly administer their drug therapy and adhere to their treatment plan.

“Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is one of many national payors that have selected ivpcare to be a preferred provider of specialty pharmacy services,” said Von Best, president of ivpcare. “This is a testament to our longstanding reputation for providing outstanding customer service, disease management programs, patient assistance programs and other value-added services for patients, physicians and managed care organizations in the chronic care setting.”

About Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is a not-for-profit health plan that provides a variety of insurance plan options and self-funding arrangements to more than 975,000 members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Harvard Pilgrim provides innovative approaches to health improvement and disease management, unique online tools that speed and simplify key transactions for employers and providers and personalized health support at http://www.harvardpilgrim.org .

About OTN

OTN, a One Equity Partners portfolio company, is a leading physician services company that provides a broad set of customized solutions, including technology, pharmaceuticals, supportive care products and medical/surgical supplies, to physicians who practice in the community-based treatment setting. Through its innovative Lynx Technologies(TM), practice management tools and unsurpassed customer service, OTN helps physicians remain independent and improve practice efficiency while enabling them to focus on providing optimal patient care. Through its specialty pharmacy, OTN provides physicians and their patients with efficient delivery of medications to treat cancer, as well as rheumatoid arthritis, infertility and other chronic conditions requiring the latest intravenous, injectable and oral medicines. OTN’s group purchasing organization (GPO), Onmark, offers its members competitive contracts for drugs and medical/surgical supplies, practice management tools and educational programs. For more information, please visit http://www.myOTN.com .

About ivpcare

A wholly-owned subsidiary of OTN’s parent company, ivpcare is a national specialty pharmacy that offers clinical services and distribution of pharmaceuticals developed for chronic therapeutic indications. It provides comprehensive programs for patients, physicians, payors and pharmaceutical manufacturers for a growing number of disease states, including hepatitis C, infertility, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and others. Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, ivpcare has distribution facilities there, as well as in Torrance, Calif., St. Louis, Mo., and Wilmington, Mass. For more information, please visit http://www.ivpcare.com .

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