WellPoint to open 126,000 sq ft pharmacy at Indianapolis airport

INDIANAPOLIS WellPoint, the nation’s largest health benefits company, announced the opening of its new PrecisionRx Specialty Solutions pharmacy in Indianapolis, Ind.

The facility occupies approximately 126,000 square feet of space at the Indianapolis International Airport. It consists of both an automated facility for handling specialty pharmaceuticals and a national call center, the company said Monday.

WellPoint has already filled more than 400 new jobs at the site; consisting of operations and medical staff, call center staff, intake staff, and nurses. The company anticipates the number of new jobs to grow to 900 by the end of 2009.

PrecisionRx Specialty Solutions is designed to promote cooperation between physicians, pharmacists and patients to effectively manage a member’s medication and condition. PrecisionRx handles over 1,000 drugs for fourteen diseases, including hemophilia, multiple sclerosis and cancer.

“Today there are more innovative therapies to treat these very debilitating diseases,” said Recie Bomar, vice president of Specialty Pharmacy at WellPoint. “Our ability to meet the special needs of these members is a testament to the advanced technology we have implemented and the personal care coordination we are able to provide.”

Members who enroll in WellPoint’s specialty pharmacy programs benefit from more education about their conditions and better access to medication assistance programs, leading to better medical outcomes. This is accomplished by providing one-on-one service and support from personal care coordinators; ensuring members understand pharmaceutical treatments (including side effects and drug interactions) and coordination of patient-physician follow-up visits.