The Infusion Centers at Catholic Health are now treating Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) with Tepezza (teprotumumab-trbw), a medication that works at the source to block IGF-1R, a key driver of TED pathophysiology throughout the course of the disease. By inhibiting IGF-1R, Tepezza produces quantifiable changes to the tissues behind the eye.
As the largest enroller of Tepezza in Western New York, our team has the expertise and experience to professionally treat your patients and work with your team to ensure the best possible outcomes.
The TED Program at Catholic Health – Ease, Convenience, and Teamwork
When you refer a patient to the Catholic Health TED Program, we will manage all the administrative requirements for treatment, allowing you to focus on patient care.
A board certified pharmacist with 20+ years of industry experience, will be your single point of contact and will manage:
- Coordinating the submission of prior authorization with Catholic Health’s Infusion Centers
- Taking the lead on the Patient Authorization (PA) form and requirements from the payors*
- Reviewing your patient’s benefits and any payor-specific site of care requirements
- Communicating with the site of care all information about the patient’s TED diagnosis and disease severity
- Securing the most recent lab results
*The patient may need to sign a benefits investigation form for a financial assistance review and benefits investigation. The provider may need to sign the prior authorization form (once completed by Catholic Health) as the final step prior to PA submission to the insurance company.
Less Stress for Your Patients
Catholic Health will apply for financial assistance to lessen any out-of-pocket expenses associated with treatment. We work directly with your patients, helping them submit their explanation of benefits for foundation reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expense.
“In terms of getting financial issues or insurance approval, it’s been very effective and very fast.”
Dr. Tai Ho Shin - Endocrinologist - Mount St. Mary's Health Center Lewiston
Our Team Approach
We will treat your patients at our comfortable Infusion Centers with locations in Erie and Niagara County. During that time, we will provide regular updates to keep you informed about your patient’s treatment. Our goal is always to communicate important information such as scheduling, any unforeseen complications, as-well-as always being available to address your concerns. It is truly a team approach that takes the burden off of you and your practice.
“Working with the Infusion team at Catholic Health has really been an easy experience.... We just sign up the patient... Jeff Lombardo and his team... take it from there.... Once the patient gets in the infusion center its clear sailing... and it just makes it easy for us on this end.”
Dr. Toni Murphy - Endocrinologist - Trinity Medical Endocrinology
TED Program Locations
Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Infusion Center
5300 Military Road
Lewiston, NY 14092
Phone: (716) 862-1066
Fax: (716) 862-1069
Sisters Health Center Depew Infusion Center
6199 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043
Phone: (716) 891-1630
Fax: (716) 961-4490