Effective January 1, 2020, IngenioRx will become our new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and will start managing prescription coverage for your Anthem Blue Cross Cal MediConnect Plan (Medicare-Medicaid Plan) individual and group retiree plan patients. IngenioRx PBM services will include handling your patients’ prescriptions for mail order and specialty pharmacy medications.


Transferring prescriptions

We will automatically transfer prescriptions to IngenioRx Home Delivery Pharmacy for patients currently using Express Scripts Mail Order Pharmacy. Members will receive instructions for initializing IngenioRx Home Delivery Pharmacy later this year. For patients receiving specialty drugs from Accredo, we will automatically transfer prescriptions to IngenioRx Specialty Pharmacy. Most patients will be able to fill their prescriptions at their same retail pharmacy outlet. If your patient’s pharmacy will not be available, we will notify your patient by letter and include a list of three alternative pharmacies near his or her home.


Prescriptions for controlled substances currently being filled at Express Scripts Mail Order Pharmacy or Accredo cannot be transferred to another pharmacy under federal law. Patients currently receiving these medications will need a new prescription sent to IngenioRx Home Delivery Pharmacy or IngenioRx Specialty Pharmacy.

For providers


Who use ePrescribing

There are no changes — Simply select IngenioRx.

Who do not use ePrescribing

You should send your mail order and specialty prescriptions to IngenioRx. IngenioRx will begin accepting prescriptions January 1, 2020. Please consider the days’ supply of the prescription when making these requests.

IngenioRx Mail Order Pharmacy new prescriptions:

o    Phone: 1-833-203-1742

o    Fax: 1-800-378-0323

IngenioRx Specialty Pharmacy:

o    Prescriber phone: 1-833-262-1726

o    Prescriber fax: 1-833-263-2871

You can confirm whether your patient has transitioned to IngenioRx through the Availity Portal. Your patient’s PBM information can be located in the Patient Information section of their patient profile as part of the eligibility and benefits inquiry.


If you have immediate questions, call the Customer Care Center at 1-855-817-5786.

IngenioRx, Inc. is an independent company providing pharmacy benefit management services on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross.

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September 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California