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NCPA backs new PBM lawsuit 

December 19, 2023HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association is throwing its support behind another class action lawsuit filed against UnitedHealth Group and its pharmacy benefit manager, OptumRx. The lawsuit, announced by the law firms Berger Montague PC and Cohen & Gresser LLP, claims that UnitedHealth Group and OptumRx have been assessing pharmacy DIR fees in violation of federal antitrust laws and state laws governing contracts. “After years of abuse at the hands of big insurance...

Lawsuit, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), OptumRx, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), UnitedHealth

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Specialty Providers

'Changing landscape'

December 22, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - OptumRx's recent purchase of AxelaCare Health Solutions, a home infusion services provider, points to a larger trend of both pharmacy benefit managers and payers bringing other services under their umbrellas, analysts say. “This is the changing landscape in health care,” said Justin Ishbia, founder and managing partner of Shore Capital Partners, a private equity firm that used to own SCP Specialty Infusion. “They are the payer but they are also the provider...

AxelaCare, Home Infusion, Jonathan Sadock, Justin Ishbia, OptumRx, Reg Blackburn

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Specialty Providers

PBM buys into home infusion

November 25, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - OptumRx's recent purchase of home infusion services provider AxelaCare Health Solutions gives the pharmacy benefit manager a platform for a more integrated model, say analysts. “OptumRx already has a specialty component and this gives them the infusion component, as well,” said Reg Blackburn, managing director of specialty pharmacy and infusion services for The Braff Group. OptumRx is part of healthcare giant UnitedHealth Group. Other buys by the company...

AxelaCare, Home Infusion, OptumRx

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In brief: Device maker buys Liberator, lawmakers seek complex rehab clarification

November 20, 2015HME News Staff

MURRAY HILL, N.J. - C.R. Bard, a manufacturer of medical devices for vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty fields, announced last week that it has acquired Liberator Medical for $181 million. Liberator is a director-consumer-provider of home medical supplies, including catheters, ostomy, diabetes and mastectomy. “As the population ages and more healthcare is expected to occur outside of the hospital setting, we believe that having direct access to the patient in the home...

AxelaCare, Liberator Medical, OptumRx, Philips Respironics, ResMed

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OptumRx expands services with buy

November 19, 2015HME News Staff

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - OptumRx, the pharmacy care services business owned by Optum, has acquired AxelaCare Health Solutions, a provider of home infusion solutions, the company announced this week. “AxelaCare's at-home services will enable us to more effectively support the growing number of people managing complex conditions, many of whom require infusions that increasingly involve higher-cost specialty medications," said Larry Renfro, Optum CEO, in a release. Founded in 2008,...

AxelaCare, OptumRx

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