Optum Continues Support of NHPCO as a Strategic Partner

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Optum is a Diamond Level Strategic Partner and Gold Level Sponsor of Quality Connections

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) proudly recognizes Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services (Optum) as a Diamond Level Strategic Partner. Through this generous commitment, Optum will play a valuable role in support of NHPCO’s efforts to lead person- and family-centered care in the U.S.

Optum further demonstrates its commitment to high-quality hospice care as a Gold Level Sponsor of NHPCO’s Quality Connections program. Quality Connections was developed and launched in January 2021 to enhance the knowledge base, skills, and competency of hospice and palliative care staff through education, tools, resources, and opportunities for engagement and interaction among hospice and palliative care professionals.

Optum has been a long-time supporter of NHPCO’s professional development activities, most notably as the sole sponsor of the 2020 summer Virtual Conference that focused on quality. This virtual conference was seen in all 50 states last July.

“Through its generous support, Optum continues to work with NHPCO on efforts to raise the bar for hospice and palliative care providers and professionals with a focus on innovation, access, and quality,” said NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach. “Ultimately, support of our mission and the membership is all about ensuring the highest standard of care for patients and families, and excellence among the provider community.”

“We’re excited to expand our role in supporting NHPCO and its ongoing commitment to the hospice and palliative care community,” said Jason Kimbrel, PharmD, BCPS – Vice President, Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services. “The importance of the Quality Connections program aligns with Optum’s initiatives to support organizations that showcase high-quality, person centered care which leads to overall service excellence within the industry.”

For over 25 years Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services has been empowering hospice care through a flexible, forward-thinking approach by providing industry leading expertise in helping providers control costs, improve technology, and deliver exceptional service so they can put their energy where it matters most — with their patients.

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