Specialty Drugs FAQ

How Do I Transfer A Prescription To Your Pharmacy?

You can have your doctor send your next prescription to our pharmacy. Or you may locate the prescription label on the bottom or box of the medication you intend to transfer and visit or call us at one of our locations. We will take care of the rest.

What Is A Specialty Medication?

There is no standard definition for a specialty medication, but drugs in this category typically share one or more of the following characteristics. First, they are expensive — the average monthly cost to payers and patients for a specialty medication is $3,000, ten times the cost for non-specialty medications. Second, they can be difficult to administer. They are often given by injection or infusion to treat complex, chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and psoriasis. Third, the drugs may require special handling, including temperature control. And finally, patients taking these medications may need ongoing clinical assessment to manage challenging side effects.

What Can Mannings Pharmacy Do To Help Patients Taking Specialty Medications?

There are three key challenges when filling a new prescription for a specialty medication: submitting the prescription, having easy access to centralized expert clinical and benefits support, and navigating the logistics involved in receiving the drug. To address these challenges, a dedicated pharmacist will be assigned to your case to help you, your loved one, or your patient navigate the process. Please contact one of our pharmacists at specialty@nymannings.com. We encourage you to continue to browse our website for our portfolio, an introduction to the referral process, and other resources.

How Can I Learn More About What To Expect During The Process?

Please browse our website for more information.

How Can I Check On The Status Of Prior Authorization Or Medication?

We understand the need to get you, your loved one, or patient the medication in a timely manner. We work diligently to move in along the process as efficiently as possible. For a status update or any other similar concerns, kindly email us at specialty@nymannings.com or call us at one our location pharmacy locations.

Why Do Specialty Medications Take So Long To Process And How Are They Different Than The Ones We Fill At Our Usual Pharmacy?

Traditional prescriptions are readily available at almost all wholesalers, distributors, and retail pharmacies. And most insurances cover the cost of the medication without any prior approvals with an affordable to no co-pays so that you can pick-up and start therapy within the same day. Specialty pharmacies are faced with different obstacles including but no limited to:

Coverage Determination: Your insurance company requires prior authorization before covering the cost of the medication in part or in its entirety. We will collaborate with your physician to compile the requested forms and lab work so that your insurance provider can cover your medication in a timely manner. If the insurance company does not approve the medication or covers an inadequate amount, we will have to investigate further to assist you.

Access: The manufacturer may have limitations on which pharmacies may be able to dispense the product. If so, we will help you find the designated provider to help access the medication.

Do You Deliver Or Ship The Medication?

We have our dedicated team and vehicles that deliver throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City and Nassau County. However, we cannot ship medications due to some drug's sensitive storage requirements.

Ready to get started with Mannings Specialty? Or if you have a question or concerns that have not been answered, please e-mail us at specialty@nymannings.com or call us at one our location pharmacy locations. Just ask for the pharmacists and they'll direct you the person best suited to answer your inquiry.