PharMerica Strengthen’s Position in Pacific Northwest

PharMerica has acquired PropacPayless, an independent senior living and long-term care pharmacy based in Vancouver, WA, from Moda Health. PropacPayless has more than 34,000 clients, primarily in the Northwest and West.

With this new partnership, companies will build on PropacPayless’ customer relationships while using PharMerica’s scale, proximity and clinical programs to serve the senior living, long-term care, hospital, home infusion, behavioral health, specialty and oncology pharmacy markets.

Recently, MatrixCare entered into a National Pharmacy Integration and Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) agreement with PharMerica. The agreement covers NCPDP Bidirectional ePrescribing with all MatrixCare customer facilities as well as pharmacy-centric order entry (PCOE) integration with MatrixCare’s CareAssist platform, which combines eMAR and point-of-care functionality to help streamline workflows and documentation for frontline caregivers in skilled nursing, assisted living and senior living communities.

This agreement allows MatrixCare to communicate with PharMerica’s proprietary AS400 software in multiple configurations: NCPDP Bidirectional (facility centric) and PCOE (pharmacy centric) workflows. With these real-time integrations, MatrixCare decreases data-entry time and improves medication order accuracy, increases caregiver efficiency, and enhances medication safety for communities.

Earlier this year, KKR closed on its acquisition of BrightSpring Health Services (BrightSpring), one of the largest home and community-based health services providers. BrightSpring has merged with PharMerica to now become a leading provider of home and community-based health and pharmacy services for high-need and medically complex populations.

The combined company serves over 300,000 clients daily in 47 states, Puerto Rico and Canada with combined revenue of approximately $4.5 billion. BrightSpring and PharMerica will continue to support all operations from Louisville, Kentucky, where both businesses are headquartered, and we are beginning to see some of the  benefits to its customers and people served from its scale and scope of integrated services.

The combined organization continues to take a local and customized approach when serving its behavioral, senior and specialty populations in the community, as well as offering differentiated capabilities and a unique set of comprehensive offerings to the skilled nursing, senior living, hospital, behavioral provider, and home infusion and specialty clinic customers that it serves.