Humana to fill out provider network with hospice pharmacy

Enclara Healthcare, a large hospice pharmacy and PBM, is being acquired by Humana for an undisclosed amount. The companies say the deal should close in the first half of 2020. The move comes as Humana focuses on providing outpatient medical care for seniors.

Enclara Healthcare, a large hospice pharmacy and PBM, is being acquired by Humana for an undisclosed amount. The companies say the deal should close in the first half of 2020. The move comes as Humana focuses on providing outpatient medical care for seniors. Humana says the acquisition will provide it with a business that covers the "pharmacy-related needs associated with hospice care," including mail order, in-home pharmacy services, and "enhanced mobile medication management." Enclara says it serves more than 450 hospice providers and 97,000 hospice patients daily. Scott Greenwell, Humana's president of pharmacy solutions, said: "Enclara represents a logical extension of Humana pharmacy's strategy given the company's unique ability to play a role in advanced illness care and supplement our existing care delivery system."