SOURCE: OnePoint Patient Care

OnePoint Patient Care

October 01, 2009 11:00 ET

OnePoint Patient Care Launches Next-Day Prescription Delivery, Begins Serving Indiana's Horizon Hospice Care Inc.

OnePoint to Provide Horizon Hospice Reliable, Next-Day Prescription Delivery With Streamlined System of Clinical Intelligence and Cost Management

CHICAGO, IL and DANVILLE, IN--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - OnePoint Patient Care, an independent hospice pharmacy services provider, announced today that it has expanded its services by launching next-day medication delivery to hospices in Indiana and Wisconsin, and that it has partnered with Horizon Hospice Care Inc. of Danville, Ind., to provide this new next-day service to Horizon's patients.

In addition, OnePoint will provide Horizon Hospice cost management and clinical intelligence programs to streamline how it manages treatment, costs and compliance with complex regulations, allowing Horizon's clinical and management team to concentrate on providing superior, compassionate care to its patients.

OnePoint currently provides same-day prescription delivery to hospice patients in markets where it has local pharmacies and dedicated delivery fleets, including Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Nevada and Oklahoma. By adding this new next-day service for hospices in other states, OnePoint is making available its 24-hour accessibility, world-class personal service, superior clinical support and cost management assistance to an entirely new audience of potential hospice partners that otherwise do not have access to such services. OnePoint plans to expand this service offering to other underserved states in the coming months.

"We are thrilled to be OnePoint Patient Care's first hospice partner to take advantage of its new next-day service," said Larraine Smith, executive director of Horizon Hospice Care. "For Horizon Hospice, providing the best possible care for our patients is paramount. OnePoint's prompt service, accurate and reliable prescription delivery and superior cost-management programs will help us achieve this mission, and the responsiveness and professionalism of OnePoint's team -- which has made the transition incredibly easy for us -- are an added bonus."

"We are very excited to begin offering next-day medication delivery to hospices in Indiana and Wisconsin, and to offer our superior service and support to other states soon," said James A. Otterbeck, chairman and chief executive officer of OnePoint Patient Care. "This expansion is a direct result of our listening to the market and adapting to what we heard hospices outside our local markets need -- the same prompt medication delivery and added assurance of accuracy, clinical expertise, cost-effectiveness and personal service that our local partners get. As we continue to evolve and embrace the needs of the hospice market, we plan to expand next-day service to other states and launch a remote distribution service in the near future, as well."

About Horizon Hospice Care Inc.

From its base in Danville, Ind., Horizon Hospice Care serves patients facing life-limiting illnesses in 11 counties in central Indiana. Horizon's hospice team members have over 30 years of experience in hospice and long-term care and are dedicated and compassionate in their determination to advocate for quality end of life care, comfort and support for their patients and patients' loved ones. For additional information, visit www.horizonhospicecare.com or call (866) 348-5840.

About OnePoint Patient Care

OnePoint Patient Care is the nation's leading locally based hospice pharmacy services provider, filling prescriptions, creating custom compounds and providing home deliveries for over 10,000 patients per day. In addition, OnePoint provides clinical consulting and cost management services designed to help hospices provide superior, yet cost-effective palliative care for their patients. OnePoint operates local pharmacies that provide same-day deliveries to hospices in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Nevada and Oklahoma and also offers next-day service in Indiana and Wisconsin. OnePoint was one of the first pharmacies to begin serving the hospice industry when the Medicare hospice benefit began in the 1980s, and today it has grown to be one of the leading independent hospice pharmacies in the United States. For additional information, visit www.oppc.com or call (866) 771-OPPC.

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