Many well-known pharmacy benefit managers and insurance companies, including Express Scripts, Catamaran, Optum, United HealthCare, and BCBS of various states, have made major changes to their coverage of prescribed compounded medicines.
Why it Matters
Compounded medicines are used to treat a number of serious health conditions such as autism, many forms of cancer and chronic pain. Additionally, compounded medicines are often an essential part of ongoing health care for many women, men and small children.
No one can predict what medical needs they’ll face tomorrow. So, even if you don’t need compounded medicines today, you, or a member of your family, may need them in the future.
Time is Short
Many providers are changing their coverage policies in the middle of the year, with limited notice in several cases. When benefits packages change mid-year, out-of-pocket costs can rise almost immediately.
If you have prescription coverage through your insurance plan, contact your employer’s Human Resources department immediately and ask them to protect your access to compounded medications.
Don’t Stop There
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