Omnicare : Hospice Pharmacia and AccentCare, Inc. Announce Pharmacy Services Partnership

 Omnicare : Hospice Pharmacia and AccentCare, Inc. Announce Pharmacy Services

PHILADELPHIA and DALLAS, January 8, 2013 - Hospice Pharmacia (HP), a service
of excelleRx, Inc., an Omnicare Specialty Care Group company and provider of
medication management and pharmacy services, today announced a new partnership
with AccentCare, Inc., a leading multi-state provider of hospice services. As
AccentCare's pharmacy services provider, HP's hospice-trained pharmacy staff
will provide 24/7 clinical consulting to support AccentCare hospices in
managing their patients' medication therapy, improving quality of medication
care, and identifying cost reduction opportunities. Additionally, HP will
support AccentCare with medication access through a balance of its robust
local pharmacy network and mail order pharmacy service.

"We are proud to be AccentCare's partner and provider of pharmacy services,"
said Tom Stieritz, General Manager and Senior Vice President of excelleRx,
Inc. "AccentCare and HP share common values focused on delivering superior
patient care and ensuring the hospice care team has the resources to do their
job effectively and compassionately. Our team is energized to support
AccentCare's mission and to help them grow their organization."

"Our hospice leadership team evaluated a number of vendors for pharmacy
services, however it was HP's ability to form a true partnership with
AccentCare that really differentiated them from other providers," said
Jewelene Griffin, RN, CHPN, Vice President of Hospice for AccentCare, Inc.
"HP's 24/7 availability of trained pharmacists to confer with our clinical
staff together with both centralized prescription processing and local
pharmacy access helps us continue to provide individualized patient centered
care. Since AccentCare serves patients in both urban and rural settings, the
flexibility of local and mail order access offered by HP helps our patients
get their medications quickly. Coupled with their HomeCare Homebase software
interface, HP enhances our staff's efficiency and relieves administrative
burden, allowing our team to focus on the most important part of their job -
caring for the patient."

As the hospice market evolves, HP continues to develop advanced support
services to meet the individual needs of hospice partners. HP offers
customized hospice pharmacy services which range from full comprehensive
solutions to streamlined pharmacy benefits management (PBM) support. In
addition, HP's robust account management structure provides personalized
administrative, operational and consultative clinical support for hospice
leadership teams. HP collaboratively develops solution-focused programs to
achieve the hospice's patient care and strategic growth goals. HP's long
experience in the hospice market and robust infrastructure uniquely position
the organization to be able to tailor services to enhance the workflow of any
hospice provider.

About AccentCare, Inc.

AccentCare, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is one of the nation's
leaders in home healthcare and hospice. Highly trained, dedicated,
professional caregivers provide comprehensive services that range from
personal, non-medical care to skilled nursing, rehabilitation and hospice
services. Recognized as one of the fastest growing home healthcare and hospice
companies in the country, AccentCare has numerous locations in Texas,
Tennessee, Georgia, California, Arizona, New York, Ohio, Colorado, Oregon and
Washington. For more information please visit

About Hospice Pharmacia and excelleRx®

Hospice Pharmacia, a service of excelleRx and a division of Omnicare's
Specialty Care Group, exists on the belief that all people, especially those
dealing with end-of-life symptoms, have the right to appropriate medication.
With Hospice Pharmacia as its largest service offering, excelleRx was the
first pharmacy to focus on expert management of medication for end-of-life
patients. Today, the company remains committed to palliative care pharmacy
services for patients enrolled in hospice programs. As the industry-leading
national hospice pharmacy accredited by the Joint Commission (TJC), excelleRx
continues to set the standard for hospice and palliative care medication
management and pharmacy distribution services. For more information, visit

About Omnicare

Omnicare, Inc., a Fortune 400 company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, provides
comprehensive pharmaceutical services to patients and providers across North
America. As the market-leader in professional pharmacy, related consulting and
data management services for skilled nursing, assisted living and other
chronic care institutions, Omnicare leverages its unparalleled clinical
insight into the geriatric market along with some of the industry's most
innovative technological capabilities to the benefit of its long-term care
customers. Omnicare also provides key commercialization services for the
bio-pharmaceutical industry and end-of-life disease management through its
Specialty Care Group. For more information, visit


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