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Optum Specialty Medication Management

We take an integrated approach to controlling specialty costs by managing across both benefits and creating a seamless patient experience.

Integrated solutions for better outcomes

We take a proactive approach to managing your specialty spend. Our goal is to help you achieve better outcomes. It starts with:


Foundation of excellence

We improve performance with advanced analytics, clinical expertise and technology.

Pharmacy benefit

We apply pharmacy levers to address specialty utilization and cost.


Medical benefit

We lower medical spend by applying a pharmacy management approach.

Connected providers

We link pharmacists and care teams to enhance patient and provider value.

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Redirecting costs through site of care

Where a member gets therapy is critical for both cost and care. See how the Specialty Redirection Program can help.

Latest thinking

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Gene therapy: Big potential, big prices

New strategies are needed as revolutionary, but costly therapies emerge.

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5 questions on tackling industry challenges

Beyond affordability, what other challenges are we looking to solve for clients?

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The big picture on cancer

As new therapies arrive, oncology spending is projected to increase over 50% by 2025.

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Unlocking the future of specialty innovation

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Optum Specialty Compass™

See how our personalized specialty expertise and custom analytics platform helps clients find the right solutions to reduce specialty trend.

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Carving out specialty pharmacy

By integrating specialty management, clients can lower their spend by up to $16 PMPM.

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Specialty medication optimization

Three programs are working together to stabilize price variations and to reduce costs of infused medications.