Our mission is to decrease your pharmacy cost by creating a cost-based partnership with your hospice while maintaining optimal patient care.
You want to provide the best palliative care, social, emotional, and spiritual support to your patients and their families, yet you have many different challenges that make your job more difficult. Government regulations are increasing, yet your reimbursements are in constant jeopardy. In addition, you must now compete more than ever.
Hospice Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) is a privately owned Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) for the hospice provider. We provide high quality services, including cost based pricing for your medications, free automated CMS required reports package and software interfaces. We partner with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your patients through formulary management, education and innovative reporting tools.
The cornerstone of our company is the relationship we build through trust and full disclosure with our customers. We want you to be able to make an educated decision about which PBM you want to use.
What our customers are saying:
“We chose to contract with Hospice Pharmacy Solutions and after one year they have saved us $450,000. HPS is fantastic to work with and is a great resource for our pharmacy needs."
-Hospice Partner in Lousiana
"Since 2005, with HPS' guidance, we have been able to better control our pharmacy cost. With HPS' 24 hour clinical availability, our nurses have more time to devote to patients and families, and our quality scores have increased as a result."
-Multi-State Hospice Partner
"With HPS we have had excellent service, wonderful education and we save money! What's not to like? We love having HPS as our partner!"
-Hospice Partner in Texas
HPS Clinical Pharmacist Jennifer Chen, PharmD, Earns Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy
Jennifer Chen, Pharm. D., a clinical pharmacist with Hospice Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) in Rocklin, Calif., recently earned her certification in geriatric pharmacy from the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. HPS is a Dallas-based pharmacy benefit management service with an office in Rocklin. HPS provides programs geared specifically to the needs of hospice providers.
“We are very proud of Jennifer and her accomplishment,” said Jack Sayler, president of Hospice Pharmacy Solutions. “Her certification demonstrates her knowledge in geriatric pharmacy, which will benefit our hospice clients as they care for their patients.”
Certified Geriatric Pharmacists (CGP) take an extra step to prove their in-depth knowledge of geriatric drug therapy. As the aging population grows, pharmacists must be alert to conditions that are common in the elderly, such as the presence of multiple diseases and multiple medications. Certified pharmacists focus on the total patient, taking into account the diagnoses, the appropriateness of drug therapies and conditions exhibited in this age group.
The CGP exam covers proper drug therapy in older adults and medication therapy management. The exam is administered four times a year. To be eligible to take the CGP exam, a pharmacist must be currently licensed and have a minimum of two-year’s experience as a licensed pharmacist.
“Having certified geriatric pharmacists on staff is one way HPS supports its hospice clients,” added Sayler. “Our clients appreciate access to clinical pharmacists with expertise on the medication needs of patients at the end of life.”
The Pathways to Success Series(TM) Webinars feature industry experts speaking on topics relevant to the hospice community. These seminars are free to hospice providers and Hospice Pharmacy Solutions clients can free nursing continuing education credits.
Join us on Wednesday, May 25 at noon (CT) when Kurt Kazanowski presents "Referral Inquiry to Admission: Growing Your Census Without Making the Phone Ring Anymore." Kurt is the founder of Hospice Advisors and helps hospice providers develop the necessary strategies to improve service delivery, grow market share and enhance profitability.
On June 22, plan to join us for "Contemporary Media and End-of-Life Care: Talking About Talking About Death" with Dianne Gray, the president of Hospice and Healthcare Communications. Dianne will discuss how hospice providers can shape the conversation around end-of-lfie care when media opportunities arise.
These webinars will fill up fast, and registration is limited. Click here for more information or to register. Please note you will be redirected to the Outcome Resources website.