Prescription Mail-Order Program
- Physicians (does not apply to Cal MediConnect)
- Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
(does not apply to HSP)
A prescription mail-order program is available to Health Net members. Members are required to pay their mail-order copayments for up to a 90-day supply of medication depending on their plan. The member copayment applies to a 90-consecutive-calendar-day supply of maintenance medications (prescription medications used to manage chronic or long-term conditions when members respond positively to medication treatment and dosage adjustments are either no longer required or made infrequently) and each refill allowed by that order when prescribed by a Health Net participating physician or an authorized specialist. The 90-day-supply maximum is subject to the physician's judgment, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Net's recommendations for use. In cases where a 90-day supply is not recommended by the FDA, the prescriber or Health Net, the mail order pharmacy dispenses the correct quantity. Prescriptions filled through the mail-order program should be written for a 90-day supply whenever possible.
New prescription medication requests may be mailed by the member to the mail order pharmacy CVS Caremark, or faxed to the mail order pharmacy by the prescribing physician. The member's Health Net identification (ID) number, date of birth, telephone number including area code, and Health Net should appear on the prescription request to ensure it is processed correctly. If available, a generic equivalent medication is automatically substituted unless the prescriber indicates DAW (dispense as written) or DNS (do not substitute). Members are charged a higher copayment.