SOURCE: OnePoint Patient Care

Hospice PBM and Pharmacy

August 25, 2016 11:00 ET

OnePoint Patient Care's Hospice-Focused Pharmacy Benefits Management Business Experiences Significant Growth; Continued Growth Expected Into 2017 and Beyond

Onepoint's Concierge PBM Provides Hospices Low-Cost Position and High-Quality Service to Help Navigate Complex Regulatory, Reimbursement Environment

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 25, 2016) - OnePoint Patient Care, a leading national hospice pharmacy services provider, announced today that it has seen significant growth in its pharmacy benefits management (PBM) services for hospice and expects to see continued growth into 2017 and beyond.

"Hospices continue to feel the combined pressure of regulatory change and reimbursement scrutiny, so more than ever they need flexible pharmacy solutions that offer the lowest cost solution and superior service customized to their needs," said Jeffrey Hohl, OnePoint's Chief Executive Officer. "With OnePoint, hospices have the ability to work with a single partner to help them expertly manage costs while providing the ability to add services as they need them, whether it be IPU support, mail order or a dedicated local hospice pharmacy. The growth we are experiencing in our PBM business is a result of our ability to help our hospice partners find these kinds of solutions to the increasing costs and regulatory pressures they face in this industry."

OnePoint launched its Concierge PBM services for hospices in 2009 after years of providing pharmacy services to a growing base of hospices and seeing the serious need in the hospice market for high-quality, hospice-focused PBM providers. Since then, OnePoint has grown this aspect of its business to serve more than 200 hospice locations across the country, including Notre Dame Hospice, Hope Hospice and Harbor Light Hospice, to name a few.

"We chose OnePoint Patient Care as our pharmacy benefits manager in 2011 because we desired a pharmacy partner that would allow us to customize medication dispensing rules unique to our clinical philosophy and physician prescribing habits, while vigilantly managing those rules successfully on our behalf," said Lisa Collins, Executive Director for Community Home Health and Hospice in Indiana. "OnePoint Patient Care provides us with the assurance and peace of mind that our clinical, financial and compliance interests are always successfully managed and adhered to."

In addition to serving hospices directly, OnePoint also works alongside other third party pharmacies as a pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) -- relationships which have succeeded because of the ability to relate pharmacy-to-pharmacy.

"Working with OnePoint is refreshing," says Brad Burke with ProgressiveCare, a pharmacy serving the Indiana hospice market. "Because they are a fully functional hospice pharmacy, they truly understand the position we are in as a pharmacy provider. Patients need medications when they need them. OnePoint gets that and is fully supportive when it comes to making the process easy by adjusting claims in a timely fashion when needed. On top of that they are a top notch group of individuals to work with and make every request a priority, which helps us to facilitate the patients' needs faster."

About Community Home Health and Hospice
Indianapolis-based Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services. Community Home Health's hospice program provides pain and symptom management by addressing the physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs of individuals facing the end of life. Their focus is on the quality of life remaining and for each individual to live with dignity, respect, and as much independence as possible. Care can be provided in the home, a nursing home, Community Health Network hospitals or other contracted facilities throughout Central Indiana. For more information, visit www.ecommunity.com/s/community-home-health/hospice-program/.

About Progressive Care
For over 16 years, Progressive Care has served the medical community of Indiana for hospice providers and home infusion services. Progressive's staff are clinically qualified and provide appropriate and on-going applications for medication orders based on the care plan identified between physician and nurse. We provide reliable and cost effective hospice pharmacy services, with a commitment to clinical excellence and superior customer service. For additional information, call (800) 883-1687.

About OnePoint Patient Care
OnePoint Patient Care, an independent and employee owned hospice pharmacy services provider, is the nation's leading provider of community based hospice pharmacy and pharmacy benefits management (PBM) services. OnePoint fills prescriptions, creates custom compounds and formularies, provides home deliveries and manages pharmacy benefits for more than 30,000 patients per day. Through its Concierge PBM, Next Day Valet: Mail Order, Direct Express: Local Service and Integrated Care Solutions, OnePoint serves more than 200 hospice programs in 25 states. 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 national hospice pharmacies in the United States. For additional information, visit www.oppc.com or call (866) 771-OPPC.

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