Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) has contracted with US Script
− a national pharmacy benefit management company − to handle the processing of
our pharmacy charges. Our partnership with US Script will allow
WSI to continue providing North Dakota's injured workers with their
pharmacy benefits while providing a more efficient process for the
Robert Bagdasarian RPh. and Glenn Merrits, CPA formed US Script
in 1999. Both have more than 20 years experience in Managed Care
and pharmacy benefit management.
US Script offers a flexible plan design that has allowed WSI to
incorporate many industry standards as well as provide for the unique
requirements workers' compensation deals with. US Script has developed
its claims adjudication software internally and is independent from
any affiliations with drug companies or pharmacy chains. It is one
of the few companies that offer the use of ICD−9 coding to identify
appropriate medications for the injury.
Payments will be going to the pharmacies from US Script on a bi-weekly
US Script offers a support staff through their call center. The
call center is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and
on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time.
For additional information, please contact US Script at 1−800−460−8988
or access their web site at: https://www.usscript.com.
Days Supply limits
Days Supply will be limited to 34 for
acute use medications and 60 for chronic
Drug utilization reviews to ensure safe prescription use
Step therapy to ensure appropriate use of drugs and other
Prior authorizations that can be designed to be time dependent,
drug dependent, patient dependent or physician dependent
More efficient and effective patient care
First Fill Program
First Fill Program
The First Fill Program is a program designed to allow the pharmacy
to provide medication immediately to the injured worker in the event
of an injury. This program will allow prescribed medications to
be dispensed in a timely manner, while ensuring payment for the
pharmacy. This benefit will take the cooperation of the pharmacy
providers and the success of the program depends on help from the
pharmacy community. Under this program:
Pharmacies will be guaranteed payment for the initial
prescriptions of 7 days, not to exceed a total of $100.
Charges may be submitted without a claim number, but will
require the following information:
Patient Name (First and Last)
Date of Birth
Date of Injury
Date of injury must be within 30 days of the date of billing.