July 14, 2017
Manulife is introducing Best Value Specialty Drug Care in partnership with Bayshore HealthCare Ltd. As of July 2017, all new prescriptions for specialty drugs will go through one of the Specialty Drug Care network of pharmacies in order to be eligible for coverage. This program includes specialty medications where prior authorization is required. Patients already on drug may still choose to opt in, but will not be required to join the program until they have a new prescription for a different Specialty Drug Care medication.
As part of the Specialty Drug Care Program patients receive nurse case management services that help optimize specialty drug use and provide education and support, and preferred drug pricing to help maximize savings for plan sponsors and patients. This program will apply in all provinces except for Quebec, where legislation prevents the offering of a preferred pharmacy network.
Patients can choose to have their specialty medication shipped to a location of their choice, including their home, direct to an infusion centre, or to their physician’s office. Or they can obtain their medicine from the pharmacy of their choice, provided that the pharmacy joins the Specialty Drug Care Pharmacy Network and purchases product from Bayshore’s wholesale division, DEX Medical Distribution Inc.
For more information please contact Marla Weingarten, Consultant, The Pangaea Group