BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is pleased to announce that we have selected CuraScript to handle the specialty pharmacy needs of our members.
Effective April 1, 2012, CuraScript Specialty Pharmacy will dispense and manage the oral and self-administered specialty drug portion of the prescription drug benefit. CuraScript is an independent company that provides specialty pharmacy services and will assist in the administration of the specialty pharmacy program on behalf of BlueCross. BlueCross is working diligently to ensure a seamless transition for our members.
CuraScript offers members the following benefits:
All active specialty drug prescriptions with remaining refills at Caremark’s Specialty Pharmacy will be transferred to CuraScript on April 1, 2012. After March 31, Caremark Specialty Pharmacy will be out of network and will not be covered. On behalf of your health plan, Caremark has assisted in the administration of the program. Caremark is an independent company that provides pharmacy benefits management.
Members who have prescriptions transferred to CuraScript will receive a:
It is important to note that the specialty pharmacy benefits will not change; only the vendor will change.Prescriptions for non-specialty drugs (those on the Preferred Drug List) will continue to be available from a participating retail or mail-order pharmacy as indicated in the member’s benefit plan.
Also effective April 1, 2012, BlueCross will use Care Continuum for specialty pharmacy utilization management. Currently, Caremark handles this service for us. Care Continuum is an independent company that provides utilization management services. On behalf of BlueCross, Care Continuum will assist in the administration of the utilization management program including specialty drug prior authorization processes.
Today, if members’ benefits for specialty drug prescriptions are rejected for any reason, they are told to call Caremark. On or after April 1, 2012, members that have specialty drug prescriptions rejected will be told to call Care Continuum.
We will email group benefit coordinators a notice they can distribute to their employees. If we do not have an email address for a group, we will mail the notice to them. Individual members affected by the change will receive a notice from BlueCross.
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