June 14, 2017
Tempe, AZ — (Marketwired – June 14, 2017) — OnePoint Patient Care, one of the nation’s largest hospice-dedicated pharmacy service providers, is set to add Optimal Health Services, a leading provider of home health and hospice in California, to its growing national portfolio of hospice partners.
OnePoint will serve as Optimal’s exclusive provider of next-day, mail-order prescription delivery to its hospice patients throughout California and will also provide Optimal its hospice-focused Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) services.
“As our organization continues to expand and the needs of our hospice patients grow in both size and complexity, we need a pharmacy provider with the experience and resources to meet our evolving needs,” says Barbara Beaty, Chief Operations Officer of Optimal Health Services. “After a thorough research process, we found that OnePoint is best equipped to provide a flexible solution customized to our specific needs.”
OnePoint, in coordination with its network of pharmacies throughout California, will create a tailored dispensing model for Optimal that will adapt to the unique challenges of each of its eight locations — creating a viable, long-term solution for all of the urgent and non-urgent medication needs of its current and future hospice patients.
OnePoint brings over thirty years’ experience as a hospice-dedicated pharmacy services provider to hospices throughout California and across the country. Through its next-day dispensing and PBM services, hospice patients benefit from greater access to the often out-of-stock medications they require for comfort. Combined with up-to-date hospice clinical pharmacist guidance and expertise on palliation and symptom management, OnePoint enables hospice executives and frontline clinicians to provide more efficient and less costly care to their patients.
“With eight OnePoint dispensing pharmacies and a vast network of pharmacy partners across the country, we have strategically built OnePoint into the leading hospice-dedicated pharmacy services provider nationally,” says Jim Otterbeck, Chairman of OnePoint Patient Care. “By putting the patient first and truly understanding their unique needs, we are able to provide Optimal and all our hospice partners a level of customization and service they cannot find anywhere else.”
Optimal Health Services has been providing compassionate health care services in home settings for almost thirty years. Optimal began providing home health care in 1992 and today is one of the largest providers of home health in Kern, Tulare and Kings Counties. Recognizing the need for compassionate care during the final months of life, Optimal began providing hospice services in 1998 and has grown to eight offices throughout California servicing over 5,000 patients annually. Currently Optimal provides hospice services from offices in Long Beach, Bakersfield, Lake Isabella, Visalia, Fresno, Modesto, Stockton and Santa Clara (Bay Area).
For more information visit www.optimalcares.com.
OnePoint Patient Care is the nation’s leading provider of community-based hospice pharmacy and pharmacy benefits management (PBM) services offering hospices nationwide flexible and adaptable solutions for their hospice pharmacy needs. OnePoint fills prescriptions, creates custom compounds and formularies, provides home deliveries and manages pharmacy benefits for more than 26,000 patients per day. Through its Concierge PBM, Next Day Valet mail order and Direct Express local services, OnePoint serves more than 220 hospice programs in 26 states.
OnePoint was one of the first pharmacies to begin serving the hospice industry when the Medicare hospice benefit began in the 1980s. Today OnePoint has grown to be one of the leading national hospice pharmacies with eight pharmacy locations strategically located throughout the United States. For additional information on what one can do, visit https://www.oppc.com or call (866) 771-OPPC.