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PHILADELPHIA and DALLAS, January 8, 2013 - Hospice Pharmacia (HP), a service of
excelleRx, Inc., an Omnicare Specialty Care Group company and provider of
medication management and pharmacy services, today announced a new partnership
with AccentCare, Inc., a leading multi-state provider of hospice services. As
AccentCare's pharmacy services provider, HP's hospice-trained pharmacy staff
will provide 24/7 clinical consulting to support AccentCare hospices in managing
their patients' medication therapy, improving quality of medication care, and
identifying cost reduction opportunities. Additionally, HP will support
AccentCare with medication access through a balance of its robust local pharmacy
network and mail order pharmacy service.
"We are proud to be AccentCare's partner and provider of pharmacy services,"
said Tom Stieritz, General Manager and Senior Vice President of excelleRx, Inc.
"AccentCare and HP share common values focused on
delivering superior patient
care and ensuring the hospice care team has the resources to do their job
effectively and compassionately. Our team is energized to support AccentCare's
mission and to help them grow their organization."
"Our hospice leadership team evaluated a number of vendors for pharmacy
services, however it was HP's ability to form a true partnership with AccentCare
that really differentiated them from other providers," said Jewelene Griffin,
RN, CHPN, Vice President of Hospice for AccentCare, Inc. "HP's 24/7
availability of trained pharmacists to confer with our clinical staff together
with both centralized prescription processing and local pharmacy access helps us
continue to provide individualized patient centered care. Since AccentCare
serves patients in both urban and rural settings, the flexibility of local and
mail order access offered by HP helps our patients get their medications
quickly. Coupled with their HomeCare Homebase software interface, HP enhances
our staff's efficiency and relieves administrative burden, allowing our team to
focus on the most important part of their job - caring for the patient."
As the hospice market evolves, HP continues to develop advanced support services
to meet the individual needs of hospice partners. HP offers customized hospice
pharmacy services which range from full comprehensive solutions to streamlined
pharmacy benefits management (PBM) support. In addition, HP's robust account
management structure provides personalized administrative, operational and
consultative clinical support for hospice leadership teams. HP collaboratively
develops solution-focused programs to achieve the hospice's patient care and
strategic growth goals. HP's long experience in the hospice market and robust
infrastructure uniquely position the organization to be able to tailor services
to enhance the workflow of any hospice provider.
About AccentCare, Inc.
AccentCare, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is one of the nation's leaders
in home healthcare and hospice. Highly trained, dedicated, professional
caregivers provide comprehensive services that range from personal, non-medical
care to skilled nursing, rehabilitation and hospice services. Recognized as one
of the fastest growing home healthcare and hospice companies in the country,
AccentCare has numerous locations in Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, California,
Arizona, New York, Ohio, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. For more information
please visit www.accentcare.com.
About Hospice Pharmacia and excelleRx®
Hospice Pharmacia, a service of excelleRx and a division of Omnicare's Specialty
Care Group, exists on the belief that all people, especially those dealing with
end-of-life symptoms, have the right to appropriate medication. With Hospice
Pharmacia as its largest service offering, excelleRx was the first pharmacy to
focus on expert management of medication for end-of-life patients. Today, the
company remains committed to palliative care pharmacy services for patients
enrolled in hospice programs. As the industry-leading national hospice pharmacy
accredited by the Joint Commission (TJC), excelleRx continues to set the
standard for hospice and palliative care medication management and pharmacy
distribution services. For more information, visit www.hospicepharmacia.com.
Omnicare, Inc., a Fortune 400 company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, provides
comprehensive pharmaceutical services to patients and providers across North
America. As the market-leader in professional pharmacy, related consulting and
data management services for skilled nursing, assisted living and other chronic
care institutions, Omnicare leverages its unparalleled clinical insight into the
geriatric market along with some of the industry's most innovative technological
capabilities to the benefit of its long-term care customers. Omnicare also
provides key commercialization services for the bio-pharmaceutical industry and
end-of-life disease management through its Specialty Care Group. For more
information, visit www.omnicare.com.
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