Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) has upcoming changes to the retail pharmacy network it manages on behalf of TRICARE. On Dec. 1, 2016, Walgreens pharmacy locations will join the network, and CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will leave the network. The new network will have more than 57,000 locations nationwide. ESI is doing additional outreach to patients filling specialty drugs at CVS pharmacies to ensure they can move their prescription with no gap in their prescription coverage. If beneficiaries chose to fill a prescription at CVS after Dec. 1, it will be a non-network pharmacy. This means they will have to pay the full cost of the medication upfront, and file for partial reimbursement. For more information, visit the Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) website.
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