January 22, 2019
You are in the business of health care.  Your first and foremost concern is the care and well-being of your patients, as you strive to provide the best possible care.  But you are a business highly conscious of the bottom line, and you must find ways to deliver high quality care in a cost effective way.  As costs continue to escalate, you constantly seek ways to do more with less – to stretch that dollar as far as it can reach.  Take the Optum challenge by following these 5 steps towards making a change in 2019.
 

HOSPICE EMR AND DATA OUTCOMES
If you use an electronic medical record (EMR), Optum’s interface solution will easily exchange patient eligibility and medication information between your EMR system and Optum. By leveraging the EMR interface and utilizing data in a new way, make more informed determinations for the best possible care and improved financial outcomes with Optum’s HospiSurveillance program.

 
DRUG DISCOUNTS AND CLEAR VISIBILITY 
To us, your organization should be rewarded for being cost conscious. So why should you be responsible for paying $10 per patient, per day on medications when in reality you are only spending $6? The Optum model offers a clear and flexible pricing solution while still offering price guarantees hospices are accustom to managing within – a win-win solution for your business.
 

FIRST HOSPICE MOBILE COLLABORATION
Optum and DrFirst announced a partnership that makes it faster and easier than ever for hospice and home care workers to communicate with care teams and families from anywhere with DrFirst’s Backline®, secure text messaging and community collaboration tool. Backline improves the efficiency of care coordination and referrals while streamlining medication, DME and medical supplies.  LEARN MORE

 
BENCHMARKING ENHANCES YOUR DATA 
Optum’s proprietary benchmarking algorithm that compares a hospice’s medication utilization to a benchmark created out of the entire Optum database.  While other providers often look at trends and do a basic comparison against other hospices, Optum uses analytics to normalize data so our partners can really benchmark their drug utilization against the industry.  LEARN MORE
 

TAKE THE NEXT STEP – CONTACT OPTUM!
Are you facing cost increases, support issues and/or technology woes with your pharmacy services vendor?  Contact Optum to learn how you can decrease your costs and service frustrations, with customized technology options provided by the industry’s leading experts. So don’t wait. Contact Optum today via email or by phone (866-970-7500 press option 6) to learn more.