Specialty drugs are high cost prescription medications designed for complex, chronic conditions like cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Specialty drugs may be oral or given by injection or infusion. Some may require special handling and administration.
Network Specialty Pharmacies
Your prescription benefit may require that select specialty medications must be purchased from one of our participating specialty pharmacies in order to receive coverage under your prescription drug benefit (for medications that are self-administered).
If you’re enrolled in a Blue Option Plus, Blue Choice Option, or HMO Blue Option product:
Specialty medications must be purchased at a participating specialty pharmacy OR retail pharmacy in our network that has agreed to accept our rates to fill your specialty drug prescription(s).
Follow this link for a list of specialty medicationsOpen a PDF that could be purchased from a specialty pharmacy.
Follow this link for a National Preferred Formulary list of specialty medicationsOpen a PDF that must be purchased from a specialty pharmacy.
Specialty pharmacies focus on you and your individual health care needs.
Because they work exclusively with specialty medications, they are experts in handling and administering these complex medications. Many specialty medications are self-administered by injection.
Specialty Pharmacies Make Your Life Easier
With a single, toll-free phone call they take care of all the details - they will enroll you in the program, contact your doctor for your prescription, and arrange delivery to your home. Some of the services they offer include:
- Easy refills, refill reminders, and online ordering.
- Education and counseling programs to meet your needs and detailed instruction on how to safely and effectively take your medication.
- A team of dedicated pharmacists and medical professionals are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via toll-free telephone.
- Coordination of care with your doctor.
The enrollment process for new patients is simple.
You or your doctor can contact the participating specialty pharmacy to enroll. If you initiate contact with the specialty pharmacy, the specialty pharmacy will contact your physician office for a new prescription.
The specialty pharmacy can then contact you to provide disease state and drug specific education and arrange shipment of the medication.
Network Specialty Pharmacies
Follow this link for a list of specialty pharmaciesOpen a PDF that can be used for drugs covered under the pharmacy benefit (self-administered).
Attention Blue Option Plus, Blue Choice Option and HMO Blue Option members!
You have the right to use a retail pharmacy in our network that has agreed to accept our rates to fill your specialty drug prescription. All you need to do is bring a prescription for the drug to a pharmacy that has accepted our rates and they will help you. You may also continue to use our specialty pharmacies (e.g., Accredo) and your drugs will be sent to your home.
Follow this link for a list of participating specialty pharmaciesOpen a PDF for Blue Option Plus, Blue Choice Option and HMO Blue Option members.