October 1, 2020
OPPC is one of the nation’s largest (and the largest non-payer owned) provider of dedicated hospice pharmacy and pharmacy benefits management (PBM) services, serving more than 350 unique hospice providers. OPPC is the only hospice pharmacy provider of scale offering same-day local dispensing and delivery through owned pharmacies, a key differentiator and enabler of optimal customer service. OPPC operates 15 pharmacy locations across the United States today. Its hub-and-spoke approach, including large pharmacies in Phoenix and Chicago, has allowed hospices and patients in multiple regions to benefit from OPPC’s flexible, timely and patient-centric local pharmacy model.
“We are thrilled to become part of the PharMerica family,” said Jeffrey S. Hohl, OPPC CEO, who will continue to lead the business under the OPPC name. “While our PBM platform and clinical tools provide highly valued cost containment solutions for hospices, it is our owned and operated hospice pharmacies that ensure our customers have one accountable pharmacy partner when it comes to patient care and service. Having direct control guarantees the pharmacy stocks the right hospice medications, compounds needed prescriptions, has clinically trained hospice pharmacists performing the dispensing, operates the hours that hospices need, and makes timely deliveries and more.”
“High-quality patient care is the foundation of OnePoint Patient Care,” commented Jim Otterbeck, OPPC Founder and Former Chair. “I truly believe that every vulnerable, end-of-life patient deserves the superior care that comes with same-day, local hospice pharmacy service. Our service-centric mission has been highly successful, as we’ve earned and maintained each of our hospice partner’s trust. I’m thrilled to entrust PharMerica to continue and expand our service legacy with our combined commitment to patients, people and high-quality processes. PharMerica’s entire leadership team has shown the same commitment to care, culture and local service that has been our reason for being for over three decades now.”
PharMerica President Bob Dries said, “As a leading hospice pharmacy services provider, OnePoint will further enhance the company’s leadership position and market-leading service levels across pharmacy end markets and customer types. With PharMerica’s national footprint, we will now be able to dramatically accelerate bringing a comprehensive, customizable local hospice pharmacy service model to communities across the country. Both OnePoint and PharMerica share strong values and a focus on people, quality and our customers and patients.”
OnePoint Patient Care is the nation’s leading independent 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 32,000 patients per day. Through its Concierge PBM, Next Day Valet mail order and Direct Express local services, OnePoint serves more than 350 hospice programs and is available in 50 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 15 locations strategically positioned throughout the United States, with additional plans for expansion. For additional information on what one can do, visit https://www.oppc.com or call (866) 771-OPPC. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
PharMerica is a leading provider of institutional, community- and home-based pharmacy services. The company serves the long-term care, senior living, hospital, home infusion, hospice, behavioral, specialty and oncology pharmacy markets. PharMerica operates over 140 long-term care, home infusion, and specialty pharmacies in 46 states. PharMerica is a customer- and patient-focused organization serving health care providers, such as skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities, and hospitals, as well as individuals with behavioral needs, individuals with infusion therapy needs, seniors receiving in-home care, and patients with cancer. The company provides highly reliable, accurate medication delivery and support services to approximately 350,000 individuals a day with unmatched service reliability, cost containment solutions, and clinical, regulatory and educational support for its clients and their residents and patients.