Mail order pharmacy provides best value for U-M Prescription Drug Plan members

July 10, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Health care providers can play a key role in helping patients and their families make cost-effective choices about prescription medications. For your patients who are U-M Prescription Drug Plan members, switching to mail order saves time and money. It also helps the university control cost increases in our self-insured prescription drug plan.

Under the U-M Prescription Drug Plan, mail order through NoviXus Pharmacy Services provides the best value for a 90-day supply of maintenance medications, saving one-third of the copay cost compared to a retail pharmacy. A maintenance medication is any medication prescribed for three months or longer. NoviXus offers clinical pharmacist consultations and a dedicated U-M customer service line.

With the guidance of expert clinical faculty, the university is exploring ways to maintain a high-value prescription drug benefit in the face of double-digit cost increases. Asking your patients if they have considered mail order is a simple way to help reduce costs for your patients and the university.

More information, including a short video and FAQs, is available at benefits.umich.edu/mailorder.

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