As of August 1, 2016, prescription medications for work related injuries may only be obtained through the Optum Pharmacy Benefit Network.
California Labor Code 4600.2 allows medicines to be provided to injured employees under direct care contracts with pharmacies under specific terms of service, pricing and settlements. The PBN will assist the CSU to contain prescription costs and by tying service to clinical edits and formularies. The PBN also assists with achieving better patient results by allowing for direction of care to specific pharmacy providers, ability to better monitor prescription use and the claimant's ease in filling prescriptions.
A list of participating pharmacies can be found at: Cypress Care