Optum Rx is comprised of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, clinicians and health care professionals who work every day to improve health outcomes and simplify the health system for consumers. Our customers – employers, unions, health plans and governments – count on us to help them access the most appropriate medicines at the most affordable cost.
The median monthly price for a newly launched drug almost tripled between 2011 and 2022.
Specialty drugs account for about 2% of prescriptions and 50% of total drug spend.
Care delivery often involves multiple providers and organizations, with no single entity coordinating the different aspects of a patient’s care. Complexity and poor health care coordination nearly doubles the cost of patient care.
While we are delivering better health outcomes and consumer experiences, our approach to pharmacy care services helps us better manage and lower the price of prescription drugs. Optum Rx plays four essential roles in serving customers and consumers, which include:
Integrated pharmacy services, which include our home delivery and multidose packaging solutions, specialty and infusion services and our community pharmacies.
Direct-to-consumer offerings, built to provide a range of tailored health products and services, all in one place – simply and affordably, whether a person has traditional benefits or not, to help consumers navigate the health care system.
Our pharmacy benefit solutions drive affordability for clients and consumers through direct negotiations with pharma and pharmacies and improve health outcomes for consumers. While our role in negotiating with pharma is essential to lowering health care costs, our role in helping patients navigate their benefits, and providers caring for patients, are critical focus areas for us. Our pharmacy benefit business provides best-in-class client transparency, clinical policy and analytics.
Our differentiated pharmacy care model is resulting in deeper, more meaningful relationships and trust with clients, consumers and other stakeholders through affordability, transparency and value alignment.