Make your pharmacy benefit plan work better
4 key questions you should be asking.
Fighting fraud in pharmacy
Explore emerging trends and strategies to combat schemes.
Pharmacy Insights Podcast
Listen to our resident experts discuss critical industry challenges and the solutions you need to control rising drug costs.
Keeping your data secure is mission critical
See how we help prevent costly, disruptive cyberattacks.
3 new drugs to watch this fall
As the year begins to close, we highlight three essential pipeline drugs with an expected U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision this fall.
8 ways to make drugs more affordable
Discover what plan sponsors need to know.
Is your pharmacy benefit manager delivering value?
4 key questions you should be asking.
How one plan sponsor recovered $315,000 in six months.
3 ways to deal with escalating drug costs
Innovations custom built for today’s specialty challenges.
A seamless pharmacy benefit change?
We guarantee it. And it's easier than you think.
Four myths: Carving out specialty pharmacy
Integrating specialty pharmacy means better care, lower costs.
Smart formulary management
Developing and managing formularies that bring clinical and financial value
Creating connections through partnerships
Hear from an Optum Rx client on how we're partnering together for everyone we serve.
Increasing Value Through Higher Volume
Improve revenue integrity by expanding admission reviews.
Understanding the health care needs of Veterans
Ethnographic research conducted to help address Veterans' needs across the health care system.
Technology Helps Reduce Barriers to Tobacco Cessation
Learn about the growing change in tobacco cessation.
MMIS Game-Changer: Collaborative Contracting
NASPO ValuePoint helps states streamline procurement.
OPA for HHS: See how it works
Accelerate your state's efforts to address health inequity.
Innovations in Health Monitoring, Care Management & Support
Linking health care and public health data improves care management, clinical care, and public health reporting and monitoring.
NASPO ValuePoint Helps States Streamline MMIS Procurements
Streamline MMIS procurements through cooperative purchasing.
The American Rescue Plan and public health
ARP is an opportunity for state governments to improve public health through investment, infrastructure and innovation.
Managing diabetes gains an 8:1 return on investment
Learn how a third-party administrator’s client improved health outcomes and lowered costs.
Optum Rx customer obsession video
How one Optum Rx employee made the system work better for everyone
How to manage medication overload
Hear from a leader's perspective on how to manage polypharmacy.
Will diabetes drugs help us tackle obesity?
Discover four things to know about new uses of GLP-1 drugs.
Specialty drug prices giving you sticker shock?
See how Specialty Compass defuses exploding drug costs.
5 questions: Optum Rx chief pharmacy officer
Michael Einodshofer addresses the risks, challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
How our medication packaging helps the planet
New packaging saves CO2, water, energy, and plastic waste.
Making sense of copay cards
How copay cards can disrupt your benefit strategy
Health Care Interoperability Solutions
Optum Interoperability and Patient Access Services can help your state comply with CMS' final rule. View our overview video to find out how.
Optum Health Care Interoperability & Patient Access Services
Our solution is fully developed and ready right now to help your state meet compliance.
Redirecting Specialty Infusion Costs by Redirecting Site of Care
See how you can lower your plan costs by up to 52%.
Shipping sensitive medications
See how medications are protected in transit.
Rare diseases, large costs
The rise in orphan drugs is offering hope
Which rules will impact pharmacy in 2023?
2023 is already a busy year for pharmacy regulation. Read about the latest regulations that could impact you and your pharmacy benefit plan.
Unlocking the promise of personal medicine
See how a peek at your genes enables more precise prescribing.
Optum Quit Services
Discover the difference of an evidence-based program that offers a truly personalized approach and blends technology with a human touch.
Modernizing the Medicaid Experience | Optum
How can states and providers use modularity to modernize? Dustin Haisler at GovTech.com interviews Optum product leaders for insights.
How to control drug costs without compromising care
Explore three principles driving better pharmacy benefit decisions.
Advancing the Frontier of Precision Medicine
The future of guided prescribing is here.
Healthier Outcomes for Moms and Babies Through Data
By reaching out to women earlier in pregnancy, one state is supporting moms and babies and creating healthier outcomes for both with help from Optum.
Addressing pharmacy issues that matter to you
From specialty pharmacy to drug affordability, our experts tackle your biggest pharmacy challenges.
3 new first-in-class therapies coming
See how innovation is driving the latest product development.
Specialty and Weight Loss Webinar
Hear how weight loss drugs are shaping traditional and specialty spend.
Modernizing the Medicaid experience
Read our 9 key takeaways for states to modernize the provider management experience.
New mandatory CMS reporting rules will impact states
To meet the requirements, states should consider focusing on five key areas.
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.
Biosimilars to save billions in this decade
Prices for popular brand-name biologics drop up to 60% with generic-equivalent biosimilars.
Empowering clients with more choice and transparency
Helping make prescription drugs more affordable for plan sponsors and the members we serve is a universal focus.
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.
Inflammatory conditions: Trends, pipeline, management strategies
Hear leaders discuss trends for inflammatory conditions and gain insights on how the market is changing with a deep dive on pipeline, biosimilars, and care management strategies.
Achieving health equity: Actionable analytics unlock improved outcomes
By applying analytics solutions, states can create a comprehensive roadmap to better health equity.
Gene therapy: How to prepare for a growing pipeline
The unprecedented cost of gene therapies requires a fundamental rethinking of how treatment costs are managed.
The secret to lowering the total cost of care
Rising pharmacy costs concern everyone. Managing the underlying health conditions behind each prescription is key to addressing these high costs.
Key considerations when updating provider management modules
Explore 6 key factors when updating, streamlining and coordinating provider management modules with other Medicaid functions.
What’s changing the PBM industry?
In this conversation, learn from Optum Rx thought leaders on how access, affordability and transparency have become imperatives for pharmacy benefit management.
Drugs to Watch in summer 2023: New therapies
New drugs for postpartum depression, dermatitis and blindness are coming.
3 steps to slash medication costs
This is your guide to reducing your health care spending.
The next biosimilar wave has arrived. Now what?
In this conversation, learn about a new class of biosimilars and what this means for competition, cost and volume in the PBM market.
Improving access to behavioral health services
See how Optum helped one state visualize utilization and demographic data around behavioral health programs.
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.
Optum Rx Drug Pipeline Insights Reports
Read the most recent quarterly reports on new drugs coming down the pipeline.
Alternative funding: Real savings or problems?
See how much "free" drugs will actually cost you.
Regulations to watch: Fall 2023
Learn what's at stake as the PBM legislation advances on Capitol Hill.
Supporting care for at-risk minors
Learn about a lightweight, scalable foster-family placement system developed for one Northeastern state.
Redefining the prior authorization process
How we are revamping the prescribing process
Personalized care: Focusing on the member
Hear from Optum Rx chief of operations, Jon Mahrt
How to eliminate prescription waste
Achieve savings by targeting expensive, low-value drugs.
The dangers of polypharmacy
Millions of workers at risk due to overprescribed drugs
Alzheimer's treatment: Time for a level-set?
See success rates, risks and costs of the new Alzheimer’s treatments.
Key learnings for modernizing your state’s legacy system
As you embark on maintenance and operations (M&O) modernization, consider how these 8 best practices can drive your success.
Case Study: Advanced Pharmacy Audit Services
How a health plan saved more than $1 million
Think differently: Strategies for incremental modernization
States can build on a step-by-step approach to modernization, incrementally transforming the user experience without disruption.
Get ahead of 3 pharmacy trends that will affect your plan
Find out what’s changing the pharmacy market and how it could impact you.
Supporting Youth Mental Health: On-Demand Webinar
Dr. Yusra Benhalim shares insights on the challenges we must overcome to reach youth.
Support state Medicaid agency goals for members
Find out how a person-centered approach can help.
Helping members achieve their goals
See how the right mental health care makes a difference.
Creating better behavioral health care
We help people find care and support that’s easy to understand and access.
4 new drugs to watch this year
Breakthrough treatments for menopause, Alzheimer's and hemophilia are coming.
Advancing health equity: How Optum Rx Is overcoming challenges
Thought leaders discuss the intentional vigilance needed to overcome obstacles impeding better access to health care for all.
Arkansas' New Approach to Medicaid Management
See how data and analytics help Arkansas manage one of the state's most vital and widely used government programs.
Getting ahead of the mental health crisis
See how leaders are advancing data strategies, screenings and exploring ways to connect consumers to mental health support.
How to manage blockbuster anti-obesity drugs
The pricey weight management drugs work well, but users need coaching and support to maintain the benefits.
Rules impacting pharmacy: Summer 2023 legislative sessions
Learn what's at stake as the Senate considers PBM legislation.
3 ways to address vaccine fatigue
Learn about researched vaccine messaging themes and important steps you can take to promote critical vaccinations for members.
Experts agree: PBMs add value, lower costs
PBMs don’t cause high drug costs — they’re part of the solution. Our drug prices beat the “low cost” vendors.
Gene therapies: Can we afford the future of medicine?
Learn how to manage financial risk as gene therapies become more commonplace.
Address the complexity of the claims process
Read the interview for insights into how state leaders can reduce administrative cost, and support collaboration with providers
Exciting advances for sickle cell, chronic obesity, Alzheimer’s
See potential cures for sickle cell and new help for chronic obesity and Alzheimer’s, along with how they work and how much they cost.
5 trends that defined pharmacy in 2023
See which trends are shaping the present and future of pharmacy care services.