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My company switched to Express Scripts and my doctor refilled my prescription. When I went to check pricing and then tried to cancel - they had already started the refill. What I found was that my pricing had tripled from what I paid with OptumRx. $75 to $200! I don't know about you but I don't have $200 to throw away but I am sure they are enjoying it. It shipped and I can't return it even though the product is in sealed boxes. The customer service agent(s) were unhelpful and totally unsympathetic. I will not use Express Scripts for any future prescriptions - GoodRx is way cheaper. 90 days or not.
After over a month of calling and using my account trying to get my prescription (which I’ve been refilling for about 3 years now) I am still without it. Every time I talk to someone I get a different story of what the issue is. On my account on their website and the emails they send me, I get a different update as well. I spoke with a supervisor named Judy and she couldn’t answer any of my questions or concerns on me going on now a month without my medicine and the effects it has on my body and mental state. If it weren’t for my insurance I would NEVER use this company. They are terrible, inconsistent, unreliable. And I would NOT recommended them to my worst enemy.
I have a Rx from my doctor from before I moved for my birth control. After getting it sorted out with Walgreens, I'd been getting it free with little issue. Until last week when Express Scripts decided that no, it doesn't want to pay, but their own customer service says it shows as free. My pharmacist called and was told it needed to be a 3 month supply, but it couldn't be done? I asked Express Scripts to contact my old physician for whatever special crap they needed and got a call from CVS saying the Rx now is with them?! I've made 3 complaints and only one has gotten a response...with the response being to contact them. I'm not sitting on hold for 10+ minutes again. I just want my medicine!!!
This service was so horribly painful from the first interaction. I got a prior authorization from my doctor, which was sent to Express Scripts. After that when I logged in, I could see my medication as an option with a 3 month supply. Upon ordering, the system informed me that I couldn't order it yet, as it needed another approval from the Dr. an approval for me to be able to order it from the pharmacy I'm forced to use rather than walk to the pharmacy next to my house. Finally once my Dr approved, the approved and pre-authorized drug, they created an additional order, without my previous express shipping request and now I am waiting to see how long it will take to ship...meanwhile, I have run out of medication.
My wife been ** for a year with no side effects and good results. Express Scripts change writing in the rules trying to force her to use another 2 types insulin before she can go back to **. Why would you force people who are successfully using a med to change. She tried one of the other meds before she was allowed to used ** last time.
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Every time I receive a new prescription Express Scripts denies my claim and I end up paying out of pocket. Today, I spoke to a supervisor. She put me on hold. 38 minutes later she came back on the line and told me she was on hold. I confirmed the telephone number and address. She also told me they closed at 5 pm. They do not. She put me back on hold. I put her on hold and called the pharmacy myself. I got right through. I flipped back over to the line I was holding on. 10 minutes later I hung up and went to the pharmacy to pick up my prescription paying out of pocket. The pharmacist said no one had called or was on hold. She said it was rather quiet.
Was the supervisor not telling me the truth and just keeping me on hold? Seems logical. Note to Express Scripts-I do realize that if you continue to deny my medication I will end up in the hospital again. But then again, once I am hospitalized it doesn’t really matter to Express Scripts. However, the company I am employed with will notice that you are costing them more money!
This company is HORRIBLE! Run, and run fast! They force you to use their company! I have always picked up my prescriptions from my local pharmacy with no problems at all. My husband's company switched to Express Scripts and it's been one nightmare after another. Went to refill and pick up my prescriptions from my local pharmacy and was told a different price. My husband's went from 2.00 to 400.00 and mine went from 39.00 to 160.00. I Called the insurance company to find out why and they said I had to pay a penalty for not using Express Scripts. Mine wasn't even a long term medication. My husband is diabetic and needs his medication.
The representative said she would waive the penalty fee this month but need to have our doctor's write out prescriptions for 90-day supplies and we need to purchase them that way. So I went back to my pharmacy and lo and behold the price still did not change. Had the pharmacy call and they gave a totally different story. Said I can no longer get my medication through my local pharmacy unless I pay full price for my medication. I have to go through Express Scripts. So I called again and spoke with the plan membership rep. told me the same thing. They would waive the penalty fee go back to my local pharmacy.
This time I kept her on the phone and went in. The pharmacy was told to call the help center and they still told her the same thing that they will Not waive the penalty fee. She was on speaker phone so I can hear the conversation, so I put my rep. on speaker phone and when I did that the other lady hung up. This is a big Scam! When checking all my medication, it still is cheaper for me to get my prescriptions through my local pharmacy not through them. My husband's meds. that went from 2.00 to 400.00 will now be 295.00 for 3 months supply. Who has 300.00 on hand to pay for prescriptions? So he has to now ask his doctor to find a different medication comparable to his other one that is cheaper from the one he has been taking for years. As for me, well I will no longer be taking my medication for I cannot afford it. Wish me luck!
On 2/4/19 I agreed to have my monthly prescription changed over to mail order with this company through my husband's employer because it was supposed to save me money. I asked the rep several times if the current prescription that had 11 refills left would be good and was assured yes. I asked about processing time and shipping time and believed there was plenty of time to receive my medication before running out.
On the day I expected to receive my medication I contact Express Scripts to find out why I had not received my order. I was then told that they were waiting for a prescription from my doctor's office!! I SPECIFICALLY asked in the beginning if this was needed because it was just switching the script from my local pharmacy, and was told no. To make matters worse, NOT ONCE did Express Scripts contact me to notify me of the delay. I am not without my medication and it takes 72 hours for a response from my physician's office. Of course it is a Friday. This company does not care about the customer. They are there simply to make life difficult for the customer and save money for the companies/employers whom they really represent. SHAME ON THEM.
I have been forced to use this company due to insurance company plan requirements. The problems I have had over the years could literally fill a book. If you can, run from this company...as far as you can. Constant issues: - Long hold times. - Issues take so long to resolve that medications run out. - Issues take repeated calls, over and over and over again, each time having to explain the problem all over again. - They tell you one thing today then deny having any record of saying that the next day, then again the next day again and again. - Majority of reps and supervisors are very curt and have no compassion or care that they are causing adverse health issues through their actions and inactions. - Takes very long to process and send medication once it finally is approved...then charge $21 to overnight medication which you have to pay because you have run out of the medicine.
- Do not even cooperate with Doctor offices. - The Prior Authorization process is so riddled with denials and excuses that it should be criminal. - Reviews are so negative but nothing changes. - Complaints are so similar that the issues appear to be the norm, not just occasional errors. Is there ANY agency that oversees them that can expose these issues? What about Congress? We are being victimized in large numbers and something HAS to be done. HELP PLEASE!
When our military leaders contracted with this company THEY REALLY FAILED ALL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. This company can't fill our prescriptions on a recurring basis "on time", they are always late, and when it is a communication error between the Dr. and Express Scripts, IT IS NEVER EXPRESS SCRIPTS' FAULT. They will not expedite your shipping without $21.00 and they state that regular mail is at best 10 days to receive. Cheaper to use the local pharmacy and pay the co-pay!
We were covered by Caremark 2018 and medication was always cheap and covered. Since 2019 my company switched to Express Scripts. 1. 50 dollars for an antibiotic prescription for a child. 2. Denial of coverage for a birth control refill on the day we run out. This is not good coverage. I will also be complaining to my firm. I hope we can go back to Caremark.
This online pharmacy is highly suggested by our teachers benefits plan provider as an economical way to purchase medication. Unfortunately, economical and professionally run are 2 very different things and in the case of Express Scripts, the latter is non-existent. If you are interested in spending considerable time on the phone to reorder missing scripts from your order, accounting for double charging on your visa for the same drug, setting up billing info for entire family and then receiving hard copy invoices months later, having meds come automatically that are not needed, being promised calls from management office that never happen then this company is for you! Run don’t walk from Express Scripts.
From the very first time I called them about why they rejected filling my prescription they were completely inept and couldn't tell me why, they weren't filling my script written out by my doctor. I'm not going to go into the entire experience as I'm still in the middle of trying to get my narcotic prescription filled. What I will say is run don't walk away from Express Scripts. Do not use them and as far as I'm concerned we should shut them down because they're 100% inept. I've spoken to around 20 people there from the main office up to the appeals office. Not one person knew what's going on.
From the time I originally called to about the 15th time I called knew that the rules had changed for Narcotics. I blame Medicaid for that but not my doctor, the pharmacy nor my insurance company. Express Scripts knew about these rule changes, which started the middle of last year. I had someone tell me that if I had cancer pain I could get any narcotic I wanted. I asked the woman what's the difference between Cancer pain and kidney pain and ankylosing spondylitis? There was silence on the other end of the phone. These people are rude and stupid. It took me to my 17th call before someone would tell me what the exact guidelines are. I had to burn a 30-day script for a seven day fill, the first time. The second time I drove to the doctors and got a 7-Day script.
The third time they denied me outright. Still I did not know why. If I could legally switch back to my old insurance I would in a heartbeat but the rules don't allow it. Our Healthcare System on many levels is broken. We the people need to fix that and start speaking up I called my representative and she's working with Medicare Part D. This is about Liberty and quality of life. Right now the government is infringing on my Liberty and screwing with my quality of life. Is this what makes America great? Really! Do not use Express Scripts. I'm pleading with you. I'll save you the headaches now. I cannot express how pissed off I am about this whole situation.
I am writing this in true hopes that someone from Express will reach out. I work for a practice in Brick, NJ. For close to a year Express Scripts cannot receive our faxes. We can receive incoming from Express but not outgoing. We have spent countless hours on the phone trying to resolve this issue as well as countless hours on hold to call in scripts and desperately connect to submit a prior authorization. After wait times of 20, 30 and 40 minutes we typically have to hang up and try again as we are running a practice. Most recently we have incurred an issue in which a patient desperately needs a prior authorization completed. Out attempts have been less than fruitful. We have no issues faxing to others pharmacies, other offices, etc. After months and months of issues and Express claiming this is an isolated issue, we will no longer be able to assist patients that choose to use Express Scripts.
I have been trying to get my prescription for Humera filled since January 22, 2019 through Express Scripts. I had BCBS insurance with TriCare as secondary so I would not have to pay the $5,000 for the medicine. I was told they DID take secondary insurance and then they DID NOT. I ended my BCBS insurance (COBRA) so that TriCare would become primary. On February 1, 2019, I contacted Express Scripts again (I had been on the phone with them every day since January 22nd) and was assure my prescription had been transferred from BCBS to TriCare. Every time I called to follow up, I was given different and conflicting information.
I had my doctor send in a NEW prescription just to make sure it was in the system and was assured again yesterday that everything was being processed. Today, I was told I needed doctor pre-authorization (makes sense, TriCare wants to make sure I need the Humera) but was frustrated I was not told this on February 1st. My doctor sent off the paperwork and then called Express Scripts because they needed my TB test results. As soon as the doctor’s office said the results were not uploaded into their system (she just started her own practice and their computer systems are being updated), Express Scripts denied my prescription and now I am in appeals status. They refused to wait to speak with my doctor about my TB results and now I have to wait up to 90 DAYS for an appeal decision.
I feel my prescription is being held hostage and that Express Scripts - TriCare does not want to pay for this medicine. I have been given different information, conflicting stories and nobody I have spoken to has read the notes when I call them, so I have to start OVER each and every time I call. Express Scripts is the worst company I have had to deal with in my MANY years on this earth. Everyone is so “nice” but they are worthless at the end of the day.
I have been lied to and laughed at by this company. My Crohn’s Disease medication cannot be dispensed at a regular pharmacy. It always must go through the mail. 2014-2019 I had Magellan RX and it was incredible and a pleasure to work with them. My medication is still displaying Request Has Been Received. I am told my doctor's office needs to send more info and am given a number that my doctor's office called and was told everything has been received. I am getting nowhere and it is almost a sick cycle of a bad dream. I AM OUT OF MY MEDICATION AND CANNOT INJECT AND MY DISEASE IS ACTIVE. That seems to get a laugh from defensive supervisors. I’ve recorded all my conversations. Anyone with a recommendation please help. I’m going to go into a flare up if I can’t inject soon.
We received a package with one of my husband's medication. I never used this company and they sent me an invoice as well. I pick up this drug every month from local pharmacy and the balance is $0.00... I use a coupon, and they did not even ask me if I needed the medicine. Just sent it to force you to pay the value on the invoice. I called and the package cannot be returned. It's the ghost companies that want only to get your money. I called customer service twice, they did not even want to hear anything...VERY DISAPPOINTED!
I was forced by my insurance to go to Express Scripts home delivery service for my medication. I put in the order and was not contacted for 3 weeks when they notified me that they did not receive doctor prescription for my medication. By this time with pharmacy preparation time (5-8 days for generic common medication) and shipping time (7 days, you can only expedite if you pay) my medication was going to be late. I had my doctor call in a prescription to Express Scripts and she said it took them 30min to find me in the system. And the prescription still didn't go through. Out of the 3 times I called Express Scripts, they basically say to wait it out or to call my doctor (which I've done). I'd rather pay the copays for my medicine than get it late. This service (pharmacy... Ha!) is terrible. I wouldn't recommend it even to my enemies.
I have been calling this business for RX mailings 4 or 5 times and no record of me in the computer system, yet I get medication from them. Called again and now I'm in their system but only ONE RX. Transferred me to MyMatrix and they don't have all my prescriptions either. Excuse?? Oh we are transitioning from one company to the other... Been going on for three or four months!!
I placed an order for insulin, and instead of contacting me or the doctor, they sent a different insulin. Been on this insulin for over 10 years. I gave the company a credit card to use and instead of charging the new credit card, they changed my debit card. After multiple phone calls and many different people on the phone, they told me they would refund my debit card, but instead charged me twice on my debit card. When I let them know what happened they told me I had no clue what I was talking about. Had to have the bank put a fraud charge against them.
Then a so-called supervisor told me the matter with the wrong insulin would be corrected and told me I could speak with the pharmacist about how not to take insulin until my new order came. Obviously has no clue about being a type one diabetic. The company presents no knowledge of medication or being professional. I placed an order for another order of insulin and instead of them charging the credit card I gave them on file they waited over a week to send me an email, no phone call, to say I had to pay before it shipped. Nobody put the credit card on file as was requested two months prior. I said I was out of insulin and with need it shipped overnight, but was told that is not an option, again as a diabetic I’d have to go without insulin.
I can't even call this "business" a pharmacy. The medication is/looks different EVERY time. Sometimes it makes me feel loopy because the mix is spotty vs. consistent. They receive controlled substance prescriptions via mail and sit on them, making the customer have to go BACK to their doctor for a new Rx, which is humiliating. Employers use this "service" because it saves them a ton of money vs. letting employees use real pharmacies, but there is a reason they are so cheap. If you are on life-or-death medication, spend money and go elsewhere. Do not trust these people with your life. Corrupt, horrible "customer service," and they don't even have to care... One star only because I can't give zero stars.
4 times on the phone 1 1/2 hrs each and still no answer on my prescription. No manager ever calling me back. The one supervisor call me back this morning. I had to call him back in order to find out that it's still just about maybe leaving the building. I could tell you I would rather take these to the pharmacy and get pay out of pocket if I have to let the deal with this and not have blood pressure medication delivered in a timely fashion. And this is not the first time that I've had problems with this company with delivering medicine for me or my wife. Would never ever recommend this company to anybody.
One of my family members changed his 2018 original health insurance plan to Medicare (include A,B &D) coverage in Spring 2018 after age of 65. Accredo sent drug refill claims to the original drug plan that was no longer provide drug coverage benefits. Express Scripts’s Accredo Specialty Pharmacy has refused to REPROCESS the prescription drug claims to Medicare (Express Scripts Medicare drug plan) plan after our calls for this new plan update. Accredo Specialty just keeps attempting refill customers’ prescriptions, does not care customers’ plan coverage and their requests. Their reason not reprocess claims to the current plan was the prescriptions in their hand were received at the beginning of the year 2018, so the refill was already done before our refill request. So the patient lost the benefit coverage from Medicare plan 2018.
After we switched our pharmacy, and realized also Accredo drug price (Tier 3, 4,5) extremely high. Customer service and business operation are very poor from Accredo Specialty Pharmacy. Another problem is that it seems Express Scripts and Accredo Specialty Pharmacy are business partners, but they do not have efficient communication. Express Scripts switch the patient drugs to Accredo at beginning, but Express Scripts does not update patient’s drug plan info to Accredo after any changes.
I’ve been taking ** for years to keep my Meniere syndrome under control. However since Express Scripts changed the pill manufacturer they’re using for this particular drug (it used to be a bright green pill, double the size of the new pale green one) my blood pressure is all of the sudden spiking and my Meniere is not under control anymore after it had been for years. I read in the New York Times about the scandal of “made in India” cheap fake drugs flooding the American market and I’m wondering whether Express Scripts is selling me phony drugs to increase their profit at the cost of people health.
What a wonderful thing to wake up to! A $125 charge on my debit card and the mental midget at customer service refuses to tell me what it's for which they can clearly see! We have not ordered anything nor do I have an open balance with this shady company! I also do not keep my card on file, for anyone, they just went and took the information from a previous payment I made hoping they could push through this large payment and I wouldn't notice. Seriously?? They think I wouldn't notice that kind of money missing from my account. They refuse to reverse this charge or even tell me what it's for. This is fraud!!! And yet their mental midgets at customer service refuse to assist in any way, shape or form! I don't know who this company seems to think they are but they cannot STEAL from people and have it just go away!! This will be disputed and, if needed, brought to the attention of my attorney!
Customer service representative told me to ask Dr's office to call in request in order for medicine to be expedited. Dr called in script due to the urgency of me taking it. It has now been 13 days, and I am still waiting for Express Scripts to process the request. There have also been multiple confirmation numbers for multiple duplications of this medication on their app which appear for a day or two and then disappear.
I have always received a 90 day supply of my medication. My medication was due for refill in December. When I placed the order they only refilled it for 30 days. When I called to place the order again, I asked why only 30 days. I was told my doctor needed to write the prescription for 90 days. So I contacted my doctor and they submitted it for 90 days. Then I received a call from Accredo stating that my prescription was no longer considered specialty drug therefore Express Scripts would be filling it. I called Express Scripts and they told me Accredo would be filing it. My order has been delayed over a week now and I am out of medication for a drug that I must take every day to treat a chronic disease.
After spending over an hour on the phone yesterday I thought everything had been completed. The supervisor told me that it would be listed as an emergency and would ship overnight. I received a call from Rhonda at 8:45 that evening and she said the call had been escalated to her. I told her everything had been resolved earlier and the supervisor gave me a credit for the co-pay which the manufacturer covers for me and that he had told me they would file with the manufacturer. Rhonda said that was not true and they Express Scripts would not send the drug overnight and that it would be sent regular mail and I would need to contact the manufacturer for reimbursement.
The medication is to ship out on Monday now however my plan does allow me to get my drugs through Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy and they will even take care of the co-pay assistance with the manufacturer. I don't understand why Rhonda treated me so rudely and did not seem to understand the urgency of the drug I take. This medication is $7K for a 90 day supply so I won't take a chance of it being lost in the postal service. I was never offered upgraded shipping at all and in fact Rhonda cancelled the original order and placed another that would not get expedited. I got different answers from every supervisor I spoke with. The only person that seems to care was the Pharmacist who told me that the drug I am on has to be taken every day or the disease will ravish my body. Rhonda saved Express Script $20 in shipping when the company makes billions $$$ a year. Way to go Rhonda Express Scripts' Supervisor.
My Harvard-educated doctor prescribed me a medication for a 90-day fill - two tablets per day. I was shortchanged receiving only 45 tablets twice in a row. I called Express Scripts only to learn that they intentionally shortchanged me. My "plan" only allows 45 day fills without a MAGIC pre-authorization form. No one from Express Scripts notified my doctor or me that they were shortchanging me. My doctor was furious when we finally drilled down to why her prescription and my fills didn't match! I was furious, too. It costs me more money, as well, since Express Scripts is leaving me hanging for an additional 45 days without my much-needed medicine.
Apparently, a "pre-authorization" is required. No one EVER told either my doctor or me this. My doctor submitted the pre-authorization. Then, Express Scripts still held up my script because of another "pre-authorization" required! My doctor responded immediately. I thought all was moving forward, but more than a week passed, and no shipping notification.
I called, and my call took 53 minutes. Some "glitch" in the Express Scripts system disallowed my fill yet again. The nice representative had me on hold endlessly trying to get a supervisor to override this mistake repeatedly. She said she finally got it and said she would expedite my order. Expedite meaning from my phone call on Sunday, I **might** receive my medication on Thursday. Express Scripts told me to get my doctor to get an "emergency" fill at a local retail pharmacy to tide me over. I wouldn't have ever needed that if Express Scripts would have only done their jobs and been communicative to both me and my doctor. After parsing out one pill a day (when I'm prescribed to take two) or not taking my pills at all, I still don't have my prescription.
I think Express Scripts is playing God. They decide willy-nilly what and how much they will fill without notifying key stakeholders in their decisions. Sadly, I'm bound to Express Scripts and its incompetency since this is what my employer provides. Given a choice, I'd certainly find another mail-order pharmacy that communicates with its patients and doesn't leave a patient in need of medication to fend for herself. Their customer service is non-existent. Pitiful is being nice.
I've found this group to be a member of the "not ready for prime time" organizations when it comes to user/name and pw issues. I've reset my pw numerous times due to its system stating I've got it wrong. And now, a new wrinkle...as it won't send me an email to the address I've registered. Checked in today regarding a possible medication recall- reassurance is one of the primary duties of medical personnel - too bad I cannot receive any at this time.
Updated on 01/18/2019: Someone from Express Scripts read my recent review and responded wanting to assist me. I gave them contact information and the person called me. Again giving me different answers as to why my medication was approved with prior authorization, but wasn’t covered because there are generics and denial for lower copayment. Original appeal for them to assist in cost of medication which I have to have brand name and cannot pay $1018 for 1 month supply. 2nd appeal was to get medication approved with my doctor faxing medical necessity for brand name medicine.
Again, denied. When I asked this agent who and how they determine denial he stated it’s a process that he couldn’t explain to me and he didn’t have script in front of him. Bottom line I got him to tell me real reason I was denied was because he said my plan doesn’t cover it. I asked him why I wasn’t told that at beginning rather than give me false hope and have my doctor send letter.
Conclusion, this company should not be allowed to have anything to do with people’s lives and health. They only care about profit to them. Of course they don’t want to pay for a expensive much needed medication, too much loss to them. I would not use this company if I didn’t have to. They deserve a negative 5 stars! Everyone tells you something different and no one really knows the correct procedure, protocol or answers. In all my years, I have never had a prescription drug plan whose company is so inept and cares nothing for the customers health! If you have a choice don’t pick Express Scripts. Might as well not have any plan. Force you to do mail order or fill at specific pharmacy 3 month supply for maintenance medications. Never been forced to pay for 3 months at a time!
Original Review: Unfortunately my husband's employer only offered Express Scripts for 2019. Denied brand medication that I have used for 15+ years and tried generics and allergic or didn’t work. Even had doctor send in letter of medical necessity and denied. Wanted me to pay over $1000 for 30 day supply! Everyone gives me a different answer, people giving out wrong information not knowing my plan coverage. The worst prescription plan ever in my entire life. They don’t care about your health, only profits to them. I am now out of medication and it is critical for my health to have this medication. They can’t do anything and I can’t afford $1000 for 1 month supply of medication.
I have had nothing but headaches and it’s only the beginning of the year. How is it that we are forced to purchase 90 day supply? My glaucoma eye drop has no generic, so they will charge me a outrageous amount for them! Guess the employer picked the lowest of the lowest prescription plans! It definitely reflects that, close to having nothing! Stay away from Express Scripts. I’d rate it negative stars!
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