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Hospice of Michigan Selects OnePoint Patient Care as Single Source for Its Hospice Pharmacy Needs

May 14 2013 12:00AM

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CHICAGO, IL and DETROIT, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- OnePoint Patient Care, a national hospice pharmacy services provider, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Detroit-based Hospice of Michigan to serve all of its pharmacy-related needs.

Under the agreement, OnePoint is opening a Detroit-area pharmacy to dispense medications and make same-day deliveries to patients of HOM, the largest non-profit hospice in Michigan. OnePoint will also provide HOM pharmacy benefits management, or PBM, and clinical consulting services designed to manage formularies, contain costs and enhance patient care.

"Our partnership with OnePoint gives us considerable cost savings combined with greater efficiency and with a single point of contact with a local partner," said Patrick Miller, HOM vice president and chief operating officer. "OnePoint provides significant hospice-focused clinical expertise and streamlined processes that will enhance our ability to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to our patients and their families."

"We are very excited to begin partnering with such an exceptional hospice program," said OnePoint Patient Care Owner James A. Otterbeck. "By eliminating all of the intermediaries and directly providing Hospice of Michigan prompt prescription dispensing and delivery, superior PBM services and clinical support, we hope to help HOM further its mission of ensuring quality of life at the end of life for its patients."

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original -- and largest -- hospice in the state of Michigan. The non-profit organization cares for more than 1,300 patients each day in 56 counties, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers innovative programs to enhance the quality of care for people at the end of life, education programs for physicians and healthcare professionals, caregiver education materials, cultural diversity programs for end-of-life care, and research and education programs at the Maggie Allesee Center for Innovation. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or go to www.hom.org.

About OnePoint Patient Care
OnePoint Patient Care is the nation's leading provider of locally based hospice pharmacy services, filling prescriptions, creating custom compounds, providing home deliveries and managing pharmacy benefits for more than 20,000 patients per day. Through its local pharmacies, OnePoint serves more than 125 hospice programs in 21 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.



Media Contact:
Jessica Schnack
OnePoint Patient Care
Ph (917) 855-4830
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