(HospiScript changes its name to Optum, fully incorporating itself into the Optum organization, while expanding upon its leading role in delivering hospice pharmacy services)

HospiScript, the industry’s oldest hospice-centric pharmacy service provider, has officially changed its name to Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services, continuing its ongoing mission of providing industry-leading expertise by helping hospice providers control costs, improve trends and deliver exceptional service.

The new name and brand will fully incorporate HospiScript into the Optum organization, but more importantly, HospiScript will have access to additional products, resources and advantages that will benefit its partners and continue to introduce solutions that transform the hospice industry. HospiScript will be making its first public appearance under the Optum name at the upcoming NHPCO Management & Leadership Conference in National Harbor, MD.

In July of 2015, HospiScript’s then parent company, Catamaran, was acquired by Optum, a leading health services and innovation company. Catamaran’s PBM operation and the Optum pharmacy care services business, OptumRx, were combined as part of the overall acquisition. While under a new name, HospiScript services will continue to be supported by the same dedicated hospice staff (management team, clinical, operations, account services and all other support functions).

“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.” said Gregory Kosater, R.Ph, Vice President and General Manager of Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services.

About Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services
Optum is a leading health services and innovation company, which includes the Hospice Pharmacy Service business (previously HospiScript) that delivers care-focused, innovative and cost-effective solutions.  With 100,000+ people world-wide, hundreds dedicated to hospice, Optum combines its pharmacy network, clinical programs, analytic tool, technology solutions and educational resources to deliver a flexible, forward-thinking approach to hospice care. Optum uniquely collaborates with all participants in health care. Hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, employers, health plans, government agencies and life sciences companies rely on Optum services and solutions to solve their most complex challenges and meet the growing needs of the people and communities they serve. For more information visit: www.optum.com/hospicepharmacy