Your OCALIVA prescription
Working with Interconnect® or a specialty pharmacy
If your doctor prescribes OCALIVA® (obeticholic acid) to treat your primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), you’ll either get your prescription directly through a specialty pharmacy, or through a dedicated patient support service called Interconnect®.
If you get your prescription through Interconnect, a Care Coordinator will help you navigate the specialty pharmacy process. If not, someone from your doctor’s office will work with you to find a specialty pharmacy that delivers your prescription to you.
What’s a specialty pharmacy like?
A specialty pharmacy is different from your neighborhood pharmacy. Specialty pharmacies coordinate the delivery of specialized medications (like OCALIVA), and deliver them to your home. Sometimes your medication can be sent to another address or location, like a neighborhood pharmacy, if requested.
Be on the lookout for a phone call
Someone from your specialty pharmacy (or Interconnect) may call you to set up delivery for OCALIVA—and this call may come from a number you may not recognize.
Specialty pharmacies coordinate the delivery of specialized medicines—like OCALIVA—and provide additional valuable support services.
Specialty pharmacies can help you:
- Navigate your insurance coverage and paperwork
- Find ways to help you save on treatment
- Arrange for delivery of your medication
- Monitor refills and send reminders
Don’t hesitate to ask for what you need, whether it’s help with insurance coverage, questions about co‑pay assistance, or questions about delivery.
Working with a specialty pharmacy:
Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind
Never worked with a specialty pharmacy before? Your healthcare provider or a Care Coordinator will assign one to you after you’re prescribed OCALIVA.
Here are a few things to keep in mind—and remember: your specialty pharmacy is there to help.
- Sign up for refill reminders
- Alert the specialty pharmacy to any changes in your treatment plan
- Share your complete contact information (phone number, email address, and best times to reach you)
- Return any calls from your specialty pharmacy so they can schedule shipment of your OCALIVA
- Assume that there are no programs to help with your co‑pay or that co‑pay assistance will be automatically applied
- Wait until the last minute for refills
- Assume that the specialty pharmacy knows exactly what you and your doctor know
- Hesitate to call again if you haven’t heard back within 24 hours or if you have an immediate concern
Saving on OCALIVA
You may be able to get OCALIVA for as little as $0* per co‑pay.
Your savings options vary based on the type of insurance coverage you have, but 99% of people with commercial insurance have been able to pay $0 for their OCALIVA prescription each month.†
*Offer not valid for patients enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state healthcare programs. For program terms, conditions, and eligibility criteria, visit www.OCALIVA.com/copay‑terms.
†This only includes patients for whom Intercept’s co‑pay support program was applied from June 2016 to March 2020. Intercept’s co‑pay support program is automatically applied to all qualified patients, independent of whether they are enrolled in Interconnect®, except where prohibited by state law. Some people will not qualify for certain offerings. Intercept reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice.
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