Prepare for 2016-2017 Flu Season
The Flu Season is now upon us. The Pharmacy Flu Program can help your patients stay healthy this flu season. As part of the pharmacy benefits provided by CenCal Health and MedImpact, our members are eligible to receive the flu vaccine directly from a participating pharmacy in our network. CenCal Health members may choose from a variety of participating pharmacy locations including drug stores, supermarkets, retailers and independent pharmacies. Members may contact their local pharmacy for vaccination hours and appointment requirements. If providers chose to administer the flu vaccine in their office, they can bill CenCal Health.
If you have questions regarding the Pharmacy Flu Program, please contact the CenCal Health Pharmacy Services Department at (800) 421-2560 ext. 1080.
Synagis® Pharmacy Update: RSV Season
CenCal Health would like to assist our members and providers in preparation for the upcoming RSV season. In conjunction with the Department of Health Care Services' Childrens' Medical Services Network, the Synagis® prophylaxis season will begin November 1, 2016, and run through March 31, 2017. Medical Request Forms (MRFs) will be accepted beginning October 1st for initial administration beginning November 1st to ensure that the infant's/child's weight is current.
Synagis® is required to be ordered through our Specialty Pharmacy vendor, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy. Order forms for Synagis can be found at : Synagis Form or by contacting Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy directly at (877) 319-6337. Please contact CenCal Health Pharmacy Services Department at (805) 562-1080 if you have any questions or need any assistance.
Formulary Updates December-January 2017
CenCal Health has made several changes to our Formulary based on clinical review, provider interest, cost and utilization analysis.
All of the changes represent development and growth of our current Formulary thus giving more choices to the prescribing physician. The changes are represented in summary on the chart below.
|| Implementation Date
||Formulary: Quantity Restriction
||Restriction: 1. Quantity limit maximum of three (3) 300mcg vials/syringes or two (2) 480mcg vials/syringes per fill
2. Day supply limit maximum 10-day supply in 30 days
||Use generic Mylan epinephrine
| Formulary Changes
||Removed the Day Supply Limit
Specialty medications are processed uniquely, require special handling, and entail personalized medication management. CenCal Health has contracted exclusively with Diplomat and Accredo Specialty Pharmacy to provide specialty medications for our members. Learn more about specialty medications and review our Specialty Drug List.