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Network Matters
News and Information for the
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Network

October 2013

Specialty Pharmacy Name Change 


In 2012, when Express Scripts and Medco merged, each operated a specialty pharmacy service, CuraScript and Accredo, respectively. Express Scripts has begun combining these two specialty pharmacy services under the Accredo name. Beginning November 11, 2013, Harvard Pilgrim members and providers will receive certain specialty medications through Accredo rather than CuraScript. Harvard Pilgrim will continue to offer specialty medications through ICORE, as well.

The process for ordering specialty medications remains the same, including the phone and fax numbers. You may order specialty medications directly by calling or faxing a completed prescription form to either Accredo or ICORE, depending on the medication needed. Prescription forms are available from specialty pharmacy vendors upon request. These specialty pharmacies offer free overnight shipping and emergency same day delivery, via overnight mail or courier, as well as educational materials and around-the-clock telephone access to nurse and clinical pharmacists.

View Harvard Pilgrim’s list of specialty pharmacy medications to learn which pharmacy will provide the medications you prescribe. To submit a prescription for processing and dispensing, please contact the designated pharmacy at:

Accredo Pharmacy
Phone: (866) 815-4717
Fax: (888) 773-7386

ICORE Healthcare
Phone: (866) 554-2673
Fax: (866) 364-2673

For more information, visit Harvard Pilgrim’s pharmacy page or call Clinical Pharmacy Services at (617) 509-1786.

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