Wichita, KS -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/22/2015 --Custom Rx Pharmacy and Wellness Concepts has been certified and accepted into United Compounding Management's (UCM) network of high-performance compounding pharmacies. Custom Rx was one of the first pharmacies in the nation to be granted certification.
"We just took another big step toward my vision for Custom Rx – to be a leader for high-quality, affordable and accessible compounding not only in Kansas, but across the nation," said Jan Gerber, RPh, CEO of Custom Rx. "Through UCM's relationships with insurers, we can bring affordable compounding to a much larger patient base. We are very proud to have the only two pharmacies in Kansas that have earned this distinction."
UCM is an independent compounding management company focused on ensuring that patients and physicians can safely access compounded medications in the US. UCM offers a limited closed network of leading, accredited compounding pharmacies.
Significant changes in the compounding pharmacy marketplace, including rising cost and reduced reimbursement and coverage by insurers, have left many patients and physicians without a viable option for compounded medications. UCM hopes to change the landscape by bringing a network of accredited compounding pharmacies together with insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to work on pricing and coverage for compounds.
"Since UCM's inception, we remain committed to our mission of delivering solutions to the marketplace that make quality compounding affordable and accessible. UCM is extremely proud of the progress we are making as we work together to deliver a solution to the compounding market built on quality and delivering value to all parties," stated UCM CEO, David Ott.
About Custom Rx
Custom Rx, founded in 2000, is one of a handful of pharmacies nationally that compounds custom prescriptions based on patients' specific requirements. The company operates two retail locations in Wichita. Custom Rx is a CQI partner with DynaLabs and also maintains the pharmacy industry's highest recognition of quality and safety, the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board's (PCAB®) Seal of Accreditation.
Founded in 2014, UCM is an independent compound management company comprised of business and pharmacy practice professionals with broad managed care and deep clinical expertise. UCM entered the marketplace to assist patients, payers and pharmacies by applying proven techniques and proprietary technology, which provide solutions to making compounding affordable and accessible.
For more information, visit customrx.net and ucmrx.com.