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Specialty Pharmacy

Specialty medications are typically bio-engineered and have specific shipping and handling requirements or are required to be dispensed by a specific facility. PEHP has partnered with Accredo to assist in dispensing most specialty drugs.

Obtaining specialty drugs from Accredo or a contracted speciality vendor will ensure our members receive their maximum benefit. Also, PEHP may require some specialty medications to be obtained from Accredo.

Accredo will coordinate with your office to provide delivery either to the member's home or to your office.

Specialty medications may require preauthorization. Check the Preferred Drug List PDF file or call PEHP at 801-366-7358 to see if the medication does.

Using Accredo is easy. Choose one of the options below:

Option 1 - Members Call Accredo

  • Step 1: Find out if the medication requires preauthorization. If it does, the member will contact your office so you can obtain one. (See the Preferred Drug List PDF file for details.)
  • Step 2: If required, once the preauthorization is approved, call Accredo at 800-501-7260 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mountain Time, Monday through Friday.
  • Step 3: Accredo will contact the provider's office and make all the arrangements.
  • Step 4: Accredo will call the member back to arrange delivery.

Option 2 - Provider calls Accredo

  • Step 1: With the member ID number providers can call Accredo at 800-987-4904.
  • Step 2: Accredo will contact your office to arrange delivery.

Specific medications may be required through Accredo. Obtaining medications through Accredo or PEHP's approved home health providers allows PEHP members to receive the lowest cost maximum benefit available to them. Please refer to the specialty medication section of the Preferred Drug List. PDF file

For contact information for specialty vendors other than Accredo, call PEHP at 801-366-7555 or 800-765-7347.