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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.

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Lowest net cost and your bottom line

Learn about strategies to achieve the lowest net cost of prescription drugs through formularies, biosimilars and our Vigilant Drug Program.
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GLP-1 agonists: A new class of weight loss medications

In this conversation, discover how new weight loss drugs like Wegovy are changing obesity management and their connection to diabetes.
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Orphan drugs market: Can we afford them?

We examine key questions around orphan drugs such as why they're so expensive, how they're being used and what plan sponsors should do next.
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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.