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What does a specialty pharmacist do?

Specialty pharmacy focuses on high cost, high touch medication therapy for patients with complex disease states. In this setting, pharmacists may work in a variety of areas including dispensing, medication therapy management, patient advocacy and therapy compliance.

Does Optum have a specialty pharmacy?

We support specialty treatments and take a hands-on approach to patient care that makes a meaningful imprint on the health and quality of life of each patient.

What is a specialty pharmacy example?

Specialty Pharmacy Services Examples of such conditions include hemophilia, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, organ transplant, hepatitis C, infertility, growth hormone deficiency, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and certain forms of cancer.

Who is the specialty pharmacy for United Healthcare?

On your prescription benefits, you may see the name OptumRx®, which is UnitedHealthcare’s pharmacy service provider.

How do I become a specialty pharmacist?

Licensing Requirements for Specialty Pharmacy Owners

  1. BSPharm or PharmD degree by an accredited college or university.
  2. No felony convictions.
  3. Current, active license in good standing.
  4. 3,000 hours of specialty pharmacy experience within 4 years.
  5. 30 hours’ continuing education in specialty pharmacy within the last 2 years.

What qualifies as a specialty drug?

Specialty drugs or specialty pharmaceuticals are a recent designation of pharmaceuticals that are classified as high-cost, high complexity and/or high touch. Specialty drugs are often biologics—”drugs derived from living cells” that are injectable or infused (although some are oral medications).

Is CVS a specialty pharmacy?

As one of the nation’s largest and most experienced providers of specialty pharmacy services, CVS Specialty is able to negotiate with drug manufacturers for the most competitive prices and ensure appropriate use and access to complex and pricey therapies.

What specialty pharmacy does UMR use?

Dignity Health’s Specialty Pharmacy Program provides hands-on personalized care for patients with complex needs. Your medications can be conveniently delivered to your home for free.

What specialty pharmacy does AARP use?

No specialty pharmacy services more AARP Medicare plan members than Optum Specialty Pharmacy. That service includes: Ability to fill 99% of all oral and injectable specialty medications.

Is specialty pharmacy profitable?

The financial opportunity associated with hospital-owned specialty pharmacy is generally lucrative when the volume is present. It is not unheard of for 340B hospitals and health systems to generate 40% – 50% margins on their oncology specialty business.