August 2016: Texas Health Introduces Specialty Pharmacy Program

pharmacistTexas Health Introduces Specialty Pharmacy Program

Specialty prescriptions treat acute and chronic illnesses, such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis and while they help a smaller number of people, these prescriptions are expensive! In addition to the existing Caremark Specialty Guideline Management Program, members enrolled in the Texas Health medical plan now have access to the newly-launched THR Specialty Pharmacy program. These programs are offered to help with the unique challenges posed by these complex prescriptions and medical conditions. Both are designed to provide a high level of personalized service to you.

Going beyond filling prescriptions, the THR Specialty Pharmacy team helps provide ongoing support throughout your treatment plan, including education, cost savings, pharmaceutical counseling and medication reconciliation before every refill. Additionally, the THR Specialty Pharmacy team helps collaborate with insurance providers to verify you receive maximum benefits, and even helps search for financial assistance from manufacturers, foundations and other resources.

The centrally located THR Specialty Pharmacy team coordinates the dispensing and delivery of specialty medications via Texas Health’s existing retail pharmacies at Arlington Cancer Center, Texas Health Prescription Shop Dallas and Texas Health Prescription Shop Plano.

The Caremark Specialty Guideline Management program not only provides you with your specialty medications, but also provides you with access to an on-call pharmacist 24 hours a day, disease-specific education and counseling, and proactive refill reminder phone calls. The program also offers benefit verification and reimbursement support as well as coordination of patient care with the doctor’s office

For more information about the THR Specialty Pharmacy program, or to transfer your prescription, call 682-236-2500. Physicians may fax prescriptions to 682-236-2510.   If you have questions regarding your existing specialty medication prescription or your benefits, please contact Caremark at 1-877-MyTHRLink (1-877-698-4754) prompt 3.