Today, we received the following update from BlueChoice Health Plan of South Carolina. For 2015, BlueChoice SC is currently one of the only marketplace plans in South Carolina offering basic dental coverage for adults as a standard option on all marketplace plans!
New Specialty Pharmacy Vendor
Caremark Specialty Pharmacy will be our preferred specialty pharmacy vendor as ofJanuary 1, 2016. Caremark is an independent company that provides pharmacy benefits management on behalf of BlueChoice HealthPlan. Caremark also will perform prior authorizations for specialty drugs.
This transition will let us continue to provide top-quality pharmacy services to our members as we work to manage this crucial area of rising health care costs. Specialty drugs are used for complex or chronic conditions, such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C and multiple sclerosis. Besides being expensive, they may need special handling and careful clinical monitoring.
Benefits Won’t Change
Who is Affected?
Members will not have specialty drug coverage through any retail or other specialty pharmacy, including Accredo. Accredo is an independent company that currently provides specialty pharmacy services on behalf of BlueChoice HealthPlan.
Transition and Some Exceptions