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Specialty Pharmacy Update

Sep 08, 2010

Specialty Pharmacy Update


After September 20, 2010, all members who now obtain specialty medications from PrecisionRx Specialty Solutions (PRxSS) will obtain them from CuraScript, the Express Scripts specialty pharmacy. Anthem will continue managing specialty pharmacy drug programs and will continue to provide a dedicated account service team. Members will keep their existing ID cards and numbers, Customer Service phone numbers, drug lists and benefit designs. However, specialty pharmacy members and website users will experience some changes upon migration.

What Isn't Changing:

What's Changing:

Web Experience
Members may access our website for specialty pharmacy information and online tools. If they currently use our website to access their health plan information, they can now review their specialty pharmacy information there as well. After September 20, though, when they view their pharmacy information through our website, they will be redirected to the Express Scripts website and may be asked to provide registration information. This information will be used to manage their pharmacy benefits and preferences for communication and privacy.

Through Anthem's website, members will be able to use many of the web enhancements listed below to help them better manage their specialty medications:

The PRxSS website,, will be retired after September 20, 2010. Those who visit after that date will be re-directed to

Member communications
Beginning September 3, current PRxSS customers will be sent mailings, which include Frequently Asked Questions, to explain the transition.

In late 2009, Anthem's parent company completed a deal to sell its NextRx pharmacy benefit management subsidiaries - including PrecisionRx Specialty Solutions, the specialty pharmacy - to Express Scripts, and subsequently entered into a contract with Express Scripts to provide certain operational and administrative support for their prescription drug plans. As a result, customers will gain the advantage of best-in-class programs from both organizations and integration of their medical and pharmacy benefits from leaders in their respective fields.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact your b&p  sales representative.

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