The Hospice Insider | April 13, 2016
While expanding its leading role in delivering hospice pharmacy services, HospiScript has changed its name to Optum, fully incorporating itself into Optum organization.
The industry’s oldest hospice-centric pharmacy service provider, HospiScript, has officially changed its name to Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services. Optum will continue the mission of providing industry-leading expertise by helping hospice providers control costs, deliver exceptional service and improve trends.
Catamaran, HospiScript’s then parent company, was acquired by Optum in July of 2015. During the overall acquisition, Catamaran’s PBM operation and the Optum pharmacy care services business, OptumRx, were combined.
Under the new name, HospiScript services will continue to be supported by the same dedicated hospice staff of management team, clinical, operations, account services and all other support functions. The new brand will fully incorporate HospiScript into Optum and will have access to additional products, resources and advantages that will benefit its partners. It will also continue to introduce solutions that transform the hospice industry.
Vice President and General Manager of Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services, Gregory Kosater, R.Ph said, “While the name change is exciting and the Optum brand is well represented within the health care system, this change has no impact on HospiScript and its partners. The same hospice focused team will continue to support all the hospice programs, in addition, there are no changes that affect the local pharmacies we or our partners work with.”
The first public appearance for HospiScript under the Optum name will be at the upcoming NHPCO Management & Leadership Conference in National harbor, MD.