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;;7.0;OUTPATIENT PHARMACY;**145**;DEC 1997
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;;I am pleased to tell you that you may be eligible for a new, temporary
;;prescription benefit, called the VA Transitional Pharmacy Benefit. The
;;goal is to reduce the costs of your medication while you are waiting to
;;see a VA primary care doctor.
;;1. AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THIS NEW BENEFIT?
;;You are eligible for this benefit if you meet all of the following
;; a. You are enrolled in the VA health care system prior to July
;;25, 2003; and
;; b. You have requested your first primary care appointment with
;;VA prior to July 25, 2003; and
;; c. You have been waiting more than 30 days for the initial
;;primary care appointment as of September 22, 2003.
;;2. WHAT IS THE NEW BENEFIT?
;; The new benefit allows VA to fill your prescriptions written by a
;;non-VA doctor, until you have your first primary care appointment with
;;VA. VA will only provide your medications by mail. VA may also bill
;;your health insurance, and you may have to pay a co-payment based on your
;;eligibility and financial status.
;; The medications provided by this benefit include many of the drugs
;;listed on the VA National Formulary List. We have enclosed a shortened
;;version of that list for your doctor's use. Under this program, VA will
;;not provide controlled substances (such as narcotics), intravenous
;;medications, over-the-counter medications (except insulin and
;;syringes), medical supplies, and one-time medications for acute illnesses
;;(such as antibiotics). Additionally, VA will not provide medications
;;required to be administered only by a medical professional.
;;3. HOW DO I START?
;; To obtain your medications, please do the following:
;; a. Fill out the top portion of the attached VA Form 10-0411,
;;VA Transitional Pharmacy Benefit (the Patient Information part).
;; b. Take the attached letter ("Dear Doctor"), the enclosed
;;Transitional Pharmacy Benefit Drug Formulary Summary brochure, and VA
;;Form 10-0411, VA Transitional Pharmacy Benefit, to your private doctor.
;; c. Ask your doctor to:
;; (1) Complete the Doctor Information section of VA Form 10-0411.
;; (2) Attach a prescription for each medication and include your
;;name and social security number; and
;; (3) Mail these documents to the following address using the
;;4. HOW WILL I GET MY MEDICATIONS?
;; Prescriptions from your non-VA doctor must be mailed in the
;;enclosed envelope to the address shown above. Our goal is to mail your
;;medications to you within 7 to 10 days after receiving your
;;prescription. If you have questions or concerns about your mailed
;;medications, you may contact
;;VA will provide sufficient medication to meet your needs until your first
;;primary care appointment. Please make sure your doctor mails the
;;enclosed form and prescriptions. VA is not able to process these
;;prescriptions by fax, phone, or email. If your doctor does not provide
;;all the requested information, VA cannot send your medication.
;;5. WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
;; More information about this benefit can be found on the VA's
;;Internet Web site, at http://www.domain.ext/elig/tpb.htm. If you still have
;;questions, please call 1-877-222-8387.
;;6. PLEASE KEEP YOUR FIRST PRIMARY CARE APPOINTMENT!
;; Once VA has scheduled your first primary care appointment, please
;;remember that it is very important to keep that appointment. If you must
;;cancel your appointment, please advise the appointment clerk that you are
;;a VA Transitional Pharmacy Benefits patient and explain why you are
;;canceling. VA understands that there are occasions when you must cancel
;;your appointment. However, if you cancel your appointment simply for
;;your own convenience, or if you fail to show up for your scheduled
;;appointment without an acceptable reason, you may no longer be eligible
;;for this benefit.
;; During your first primary care appointment, your VA doctor will
;;review all treatments, including all your medications, and make changes
;;as appropriate and give you refills.
;; VA is committed to serving you by providing this benefit to
;;reduce your medication costs while you wait for your first primary care
;;appointment. Thank you for your patience. We hope to see you soon.