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Pharmacy

Overview

Need quick access to our drug lists and pharmacy forms? You're in the right place. Here, you can find the most current information on drug coverage for both Medicare and commercial plans. Download Prior Authorization and other related forms at your convenience. Check the Pharmacist Resource Center for regular updates on changes in coverage and other pharmacy-related news.


Pharmacist Resource Center

Our Pharmacist Resource Center links pharmacists to important information about our prescription drug plans and our latest pharmacy updates.

Prior authorization required

Drug lists

Our formularies or drug lists include covered drugs that are selected by Health Net pharmacists, along with a team of health care providers. These drugs are chosen because they are believed to be a necessary part of a quality treatment program.

Use the Member Drug List Lookup Tool, view Member Pharmacy information or view Drug Lists by plan type:

Important pharmacy information

Member drug list lookup

Need to see a particular member's drug list?

Use the Drug List Lookup Tool


Drug information for commercial plans

Individual, family and group drug lists

Our drug lists are selected by Health Net, along with a team of health care providers. These drugs are included because they are believed to be a key part of a quality treatment program. The drug lists are updated regularly and may change.

Please contact us if you need help finding the drug list that applies to your plan.

Affordable Care Act Exchange Drug List

(for On/Off Exchange, Individual and Small Group Plans)

2021 – Affordable Care Act Exchange Drug List (PDF)

Commercial Drug Lists


Drug information for California state health programs

Our drug lists or formularies include a comprehensive list of covered drugs selected by Health Net, along with a team of health care providers. These drugs are selected because they are believed to be a necessary part of a quality treatment program. Our drug lists are updated regularly and are subject to change.

Printable drug lists

Educational articles

Published as a component of California's Medi-Cal Drug Use Review (DUR) Program by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the purpose of the DUR educational articles is to alert and educate pharmacists and prescribers on clinically important drug therapy issues and potentially unsafe practices identified during a review of outpatient drug prescribing patterns.

Medi-Cal DUR Educational Articles

Machine readable file

The machine readable file below can be downloaded by third parties and used to review formulary data.

JSON File of Health Net Medi-Cal Drug List (JSON)


Prior authorization commercial plans & state health programs plans

For some drugs, your doctor must get approval from us before you fill your prescription. This is called prior authorization. We may not cover the drug if you don't get approval.

To request prior authorization, your prescriber must complete a Prior Authorization Form (PDF) and fax it to:

  • Commercial: 866-399-0929
  • Medi-Cal Pharmacy Benefit PA: 800-977-8226
  • Medi-Cal Medical Benefit Pharmacy PA: 833-953-3436

View Our Prior Authorization Guidelines

Once we receive the request, we will review it to see if it can be approved. If we deny the request, we will tell you why it was denied. We will also tell you how to appeal the decision.


Coverage determinations for drugs - exceptions and prior authorization

If a prescription drug is not covered, or there are coverage restrictions or limits on a drug, members or providers may request a coverage determination.

Exceptions

Members or providers can request a coverage determination to make an exception to our coverage rules. There are different types of exceptions that can be requested. An exception can be requested to:

  • Cover a drug even if it is not on our formulary. Please note that if we grant a request to cover a drug that is not on our formulary, the drug will be available for the non-preferred brand tier copayment. The drug is not eligible for an exception for payment at a lower tier.
  • Waive coverage restrictions or limits on a drug. For example, Health Net may limit the amount of a drug that will be covered. If a drug has a quantity limit, members can ask us to waive the limit and cover more.
  • Cover a drug at a lower tier. Drugs on the preferred brand tier and Specialty tier may not be eligible for an exception for payment at a lower tier.

Generally, Health Net will only approve a request for an exception if preferred alternative drugs or utilization restrictions would not be as effective in treating the member's condition and/or would cause the members to have harmful medical effects.

Prior authorization - Pharmacy

Some drugs require prior authorization. This means that members must receive approval from Health Net before the drug will be covered. The prior authorization process ensures members are receiving the correct drug combined with the best value for their medical condition.

View A List Of Drugs Subject To Prior Authorization

Coverage determination process

To request an exception or to obtain prior authorization, members or prescribers can email, fax or mail a coverage determination request to the contact information listed below. A coverage determination can also be requested by calling Customer Service. If a request is sent by email, it must include the member's name, Health Net member ID number and telephone number, as well as the details of the request. We also require a supporting statement from the prescriber explaining why a particular drug is medically necessary for the member's condition.

Once we receive the coverage determination request, it is reviewed to determine if it meets the requirements for approval. We must make our decision regarding an exception or prior authorization request and respond no later than 72 hours (24 hours for Medi-Cal covered drugs) after we have received the prescriber's supporting statement. Our response to the request will explain if the drug is approved to be covered. If we deny the request, members can appeal our decision. Information on how to file an appeal is included with the denial notification.

Standard & fast decisions

If waiting up to 72 hours for a "standard" decision could seriously harm the member's health or their ability to function, members or their prescribers can ask us to make a "fast" decision. A fast decision is sometimes called an expedited coverage determination and applies only to requests for Part D drugs that members have not already received. If a request for a fast decision is received, we must make our decision and respond within 24 hours. Requests for a fast decision can be made by fax or by calling Customer Service. We will make our decision and respond to all requests as quickly as the member's health condition requires.

Contact information

Phone

Prescribers: 1-800-867-6564

Calls received after hours will be handled by our automated phone system and a Health Net representative will return the call on the next business day.

Email

To protect personal health information and privacy, please do not send emails to Health Net using a personal email account. Health Net has a Secure Messaging Center to make corresponding with us safe and efficient. To access Secure Messaging, you must be registered on HealthNet.com.

  1. Log in to the Secure Messaging Center.
  2. Select Compose.
  3. You will be prompted to enter an email address in the To: field. Paste medicaredeterminations@healthnet.com in the To: field.
  4. Please attach any supporting or relevant documents to your secure email message.

Mail

Health Net Prior Authorization Department
PO Box 419069
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9069

Fax

  • Commercial members: 866-399-0929
  • Medi-Cal members Pharmacy Benefit PA: 800-977-8226
  • Medi-Cal members Medical Benefit Pharmacy PA: 833-953-3436

More information

For more information about coverage determinations, exceptions and prior authorization, refer to the plan's coverage documents or call Customer Service. The fact that a drug is listed on the formulary does not guarantee that it will be prescribed for a particular medical condition.


Pharmacist Resource Center

View our latest pharmacy updates in the table below.

Line(s) of Business Pharmacy Update
California Commercial, Cal MediConnect, Medicare Cultural Competency Training and Linguistic Services Reminder (PDF)
California Commercial, Cal MediConnect, Medicare Cross Cultural Communication in Pharmacy Interactions (PDF)
Medi-Cal Preferred Drug List Changes – May 13, 2019 (PDF)
Medi-Cal 2019 Cultural Competency Training and Linguistic Interpreter Services Reminder (PDF)
Medicare Part D and Cal MediConnect 2020 Medicare Part D Retail Transition Policy and Temporary Supply Claims Processing (PDF)
Medicare Part D and Cal MediConnect 2020 Medicare Part D LTC Transition Policy and Temporary Supply Claims Processing (PDF)
Medicare Part D and Cal MediConnect 2020 Opioid Utilization Management Changes and LTC Pharmacy Claim Codes (PDF)
Last Updated: 10/22/2021