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Alliance RX Walgreens Prime Brand-Launch Completed: Important E-Prescribing Changes

May 14, 2018

As previously announced , the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), Prime Therapeutics® LLC (Prime), and Walgreens’® combined specialty and home delivery pharmacy services company was formed in 2017. Headquartered in Orlando, Fl., the company’s full brand name, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, has officially launched to consumers as of March 31, 2018.

There are changes to the submission of electronic prescriptions as a result of this brand change. A summary of those changes is listed below for your reference. Please take this opportunity to update any pharmacy information that may be stored in your patient records, as well as your e-prescribing contacts. The electronic prescription submissions you may be using currently may be returned as ‘unable to fill’. Please note: Updated specialty referral and mail order prescription fax forms, if not submitting electronic prescriptions, will be available on our Provider website soon.

While pharmacy communications, packaging and informational materials have been updated with the new brand, the contact information, pharmacy hours of operation and prior authorization processes remain the same.

Specialty Pharmacy Services

As of Jan. 1, 2018, the specialty pharmacy started operating under the name AllianceRx Walgreens Prime. Previous names for the specialty pharmacy were Prime Specialty by AllianceRx Walgreens Prime and Prime TherapeuticsTM Specialty Pharmacy (Prime Specialty Pharmacy).

There are changes to the way you will need to e-prescribe:

  • AllianceRx Walgreens Prime has specialty pharmacies located in key regions across the United States. While some restrictions may apply, providers can usually submit the prescription to the location closest to the patient.
  • Note: Cystic fibrosis specialty prescription referrals may be sent to any of the locations listed below as well as the dedicated cystic fibrosis pharmacy.
  • If you are uncertain where to send a prescription, please call AllianceRx Walgreens Prime at 877-627-6337.

Specialty Pharmacy Address

E-prescribing Pharmacy Name

Beaverton, OR
9775 SW Gemini Drive, Suite 1
Beaverton, OR 97008

AllianceRx WALGREENS PRIME-SPEC-OR

Canton, MI
41460 Haggerty Circle South
Canton, MI 48188

AllianceRx WALGREENS PRIME-SPEC-MI

Frisco, TX
10530 John W. Elliott Drive, Suite 100
Frisco, TX 75033

AllianceRx WALGREENS PRIME-SPEC-TX

Pittsburgh, PA
130 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275

AllianceRx WALGREENS PRIME-SPEC-PA

Orlando, FL
2354 Commerce Park Drive, #100
Orlando, FL 32819

AllianceRx WALGREENS PRIME-SPEC-FL

Cystic fibrosis pharmacy
10530 John W. Elliott Drive, Suite 200
Frisco, TX 75033

AllianceRx WALGREENS PRIME-SPEC-CFS


Home Delivery Services

Home delivery pharmacy services have been operating under the name of AllianceRx Walgreens Prime as of March 31, 2018. This pharmacy fills covered 90-day supply home delivery prescriptions. Previous names were PrimeMail by Walgreens Mail Service, Walgreens Mail Service and PrimeMail.

There are changes to the way you will need to e-prescribe:

  • ALLIANCERX WALGREENS PRIME-MAIL-AZ

Members with recent prescription history were notified of the specialty and/or home delivery pharmacy name changes. If your patients have questions about their pharmacy benefits, please advise them to contact the number on their member ID card. Members may also visit bcbsnm.com and log in to Blue Access for MembersSM (BAMSM) for a variety of online resources.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) contracts with Prime Therapeutics to provide pharmacy benefit management and related other services. In addition, contracting pharmacies are contracted through Prime Therapeutics. The relationship between BCBSNM and contracting pharmacies is that of independent contractors. BCBSNM, as well as several independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, has an ownership interest in Prime Therapeutics.

Prime Therapeutics has an ownership interest in AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, a central specialty pharmacy and home delivery company.

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