Ensuring Continued Access To Safe Medications During COVID-19 Pandemic

We are committed to the safety of our patients at all times. We continue to monitor federal and state actions related to COVID-19. On the federal level, we are reviewing guidance from HHS (including CMS), the CDC and the White House. For states, we are staying up-to-date on all shelter-in-place restrictions and reopening plans.  We also continue to review the state directives from the Departments of Insurance and the Boards of Pharmacy. 

Most importantly, all service teams across all lines of business as well as our Mail Order and Specialty Pharmacies are making sure you get the medication you need!

Important Updates on COVID-19 Edits

  • We extended prior authorization term dates on upcoming expirations to ensure there is no disruption in therapy.
  • We have relaxed refill-too-soon edits. As restrictions are lifted by states, we will re-implement refill-too-soon edits in those states starting on June, 1, 2020 for non-Medicare clients.
  • Safety edits remain in place that limit the quantities of specific medications for new utilizers, ensuring current utilizers will still have access to their medications.
  • We continue to monitor drug shortages and, as necessary, allow for temporary overrides for non-preferred medications at the preferred copays.
  • We implemented updates to Medicare Plans as recommended in the CMS CARES ACT.
  • MedTrak's response to all CMS guidance will continue to be communicated in our Weekly HPMS Memo Action Tracker each Wednesday.

How to Ensure You Continue To Receive Your Medication/s Safely:

  • Refill online. Use your preferred pharmacy's website or phone number to refill prescriptions for retail and/or home delivery.
  • Use mail order. For current mail order patients, please log into the medtrakrx.com website and click on My Pharmacy Networks. Choose Mail Service Pharmacy.
  • Stay in your car. If you need to go to the retail pharmacy, use the drive through where available for convenience and social distancing.
  • Ask about home delivery. Your pharmacy may provide delivery to your home; there may be additional charges. Ask your pharmacy.
  • Running low? If you are concerned about running low on medication, ask your pharmacist about filling the medications you need.
  • Ask about 90-day prescription fills. If your plan allows you to fill a 90 day supply, ask your pharmacy to do so, or request your doctor send a mail order prescription for 90-days to be filled.
  • Approvals are still required. Some medications require prior authorization from your doctor. At this time, all existing prior authorization rules are still in place. If your plan sponsor opts to change these rules, we will implement them on a plan-by-plan basis.
  • Don’t worry. We are monitoring any drug shortages.
    • Mail order and specialty pharmacies have dramatically increased normal medication supply levels to ensure no interruption in therapy.

Members, Clients, Pharmacies And Providers Can Engage Customer Care Via:

  • Email
  • Phone
    • MedTrakRx Members: 800-771-4648
    • HospiceRx Customer Service: 855-661-5122
    • Plan Sponsors & Brokers/TPAs: 800-894-0794
  • Member Portals
    • medtrakrx.com
      • Find network pharmacy by zip code or city and state
      • Information and login for mail order pharmacy
      • View your prescription claims history and copay amounts
      • Find information on drug and health conditions
      • Search for drug prices and lower cost alternatives 
    • hospice-rx.com/
      • View and Manage rejections in real time
      • Admit / Discharge patients
      • Request consultations from a pharmacist
      • Manage patients, medications, diagnoses
      • Generate patient reviews and profiles
      • Check drug interactions, duplication of therapies, and medication warnings

What We Are Doing To Help You Stay Safe

  • Expanded on our already extraordinary measures to keep our facilities clean
  • Provided additional training to employees on cleaning workstations and recognizing symptoms of the virus
  • Implemented a company-wide work from home policy for non-service positions to help contain the spread of the virus
  • Increased our normal medication supply levels

We will continue to monitor this situation and implement any necessary measures to keep our employees safe and healthy so that they, in turn, can provide the best quality services to you.

Stay informed on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

While we’re concerned about the recent developments surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we’re also confident that staying informed and hygienic are the best ways to protect yourself, your family and your community. Because the situation changes daily, we encourage you to routinely check this site for important health and safety updates.

Go to the CDC’s website for more ways to protect yourself and your loved ones. 

What you need to know about Coronavirus

 

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

How does COVID-19 spread?

The virus seems to be spreading from person to person. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably the virus is spreading between people. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html.  

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Patients have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.

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How to help prevent the spread of germs

 

Follow the CDC's helpful guide to protect yourself and your loved ones:

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Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

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Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

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Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

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Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

 

Please check back soon. We are actively gathering important information and answers to your questions regarding COVID-19.