May 31, 2023
Inequities and SDOH | Tea Leaves
  • OptumRx launched initiatives designed to expand the services available at community and rural pharmacies amid a looming legislative crackdown on pharmacy benefit managers’ business practices. The PBM, which is owned by UnitedHealth Group, will work with pharmacies in seven states to connect pregnant women and patients with diabetes with housing, transportation, and food support, the company said Tuesday. OptumRx will rely on community pharmacists to connect members with Unite Us, a software company that will link members in Louisiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Texas with local resources beginning in June. Plans call for the program to expand nationally in the fall. (Article here)