The New York State Insurance Fund operates the pharmacy benefits management program. This program allows injured workers who were hurt on the job to get the prescription medication necessary for treating work-related health conditions or injuries.
The program utilizes the Express Scripts network pharmacies but injured workers receiving workers compensation benefits still have the right to use any pharmacy they choose to have their prescriptions filled.
When injured workers use the Express Scripts network pharmacies for their medications, the company will directly bill the New York State Insurance Fund and compensation claimants will not have to worry about coming up with the out-of-pocket expense to cover prescriptions medication.
A recent study found that when injured workers use a pharmacy for prescriptions, they will pay significantly less money than if they have prescriptions supplied directly from their doctors. Medications out of a doctor’s office sometimes can cost quadruple the amount a pharmacy would charge.
If you have been injured at work and have had difficulties getting the medical treatment or prescription medicine you need to treat your illness or injury, contact our experienced workers compensation legal team today and discuss your case for free. You can reach us for an appointment at 888-799-3918 or through our online contact form.