Medical Center reminds employees of prescription program requirements

May 11, 2007

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center employees and family members enrolled in the prescription drug benefits are reminded that each individual obtaining maintenance medication or medications through the Employee Prescription Preferred Drug Program must meet certain eligibility criteria.

According to federal regulations, eligible employees and dependents must be a patient of a provider at the Penn State Hershey campus to receive reduced cost medication prices provided through the program.

All patients must have a qualifying visit within one year at an on-campus location (main hospital, emergency department, University Physician Center or Penn State University Physician Group,Cherry Drive) or be seen in the Medication Management Clinic.

Appointments at off-campus Penn State University Physicians Groups (Middletown, Fishburn Road, Nyes Road, etc.) do not qualify under the federal regulations as stated above.

Employees or their family members who are participating in the Medication Management Clinic for program eligibility, including any patient receiving the medication, regardless of age, must be present at the yearly Medication Management office visit.

Patients who are seen through the Medication Management Clinic also are required to have a six-month phone follow-up with the pharmacist in between a yearly office visit.

Questions about the eligibility requirements should be directed to the pharmacy at http://www.hmc.psu.edu/pharmacy or (717) 531-3909, option 2. Employees also may contact the Medication Management Clinic at MedManagementClinic@psu.edu or (717) 531-8550, option 2, with questions.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009