The Alliance Medication Formulary is a list of approved medications prescribed by the doctors in our network. These medications have been chosen for their quality, and safety. Doctors and pharmacists review the formulary to make sure it includes new medications.

The Alliance works with PerformRx to manage your pharmacy benefits. PerformRx processes pharmacy claims, maintains the Alliance Medication Formulary list, and the list of pharmacies in our network.

Members can view all medications that are covered in the Alliance Medication Formulary. If your medication is not covered, this tool can help you find approved medication options.

  • Alliance Medi-Cal Medication Formulary
    Online | PDF
  • Alliance Group Care Medication Formulary
    Online | PDF
  • Alliance Medi-Cal Medication Wrap Formulary
    Online | PDF

Medication Formulary Updates

The Alliance Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee meets quarterly to review the Alliance Medication Formulary. The P&T Committee reviews medication utilization patterns, and creates and updates the formulary, guidelines, protocols, programs, and procedures that help ensure safe and high-quality medication therapy.

To view Alliance Medication Formulary updates, please click here.

Information About Medications

There are some procedures and limits that may apply to the medication in our formulary.

Generic Substitutions

The Alliance has a mandatory generic medication program. This program promotes the use of generic over brand-name options, when medically appropriate. When your doctor writes you a prescription for a brand-name medication, your doctor must submit a Prescription Drug Prior Authorization (PA) Request to the Alliance. The Alliance will review the request and will inform the doctor of the decision within one (1) business day.

Step Therapy

In some cases, the Alliance may require you to try a certain medication before we will cover a different medication. Your doctor can request an exception by submitting a Prescription Drug Prior Authorization (PA) Request to the Alliance. The Alliance will review the request and will inform the doctor of the decision within one (1) business day.

Quantity Limits

For certain medication, the Alliance has a limit on the number of pills we will cover. In general, a 30-day supply is covered. If you require a medication that exceeds the limit, your doctor can submit a Prescription Drug Prior Authorization (PA) Request to the Alliance. The Alliance will review the request and will inform the doctor of the decision with one (1) business day.

Prior Authorization (PA) Process

Your doctor may submit a Prescription Drug Prior Authorization (PA) Request to request a medication that is not on the Alliance Medication Formulary or has restrictions. Restrictions may occur when the quantity of medication prescribed is more than the plan allows or if a medication has Step Therapy Requirements. A Medication Review Guideline (also known as criteria) has been developed for these medications and will be referenced upon receipt of your doctor’s request. The Alliance will review the request and will inform the doctor of the decision with one (1) business day.

Exception Process

Your doctor may submit a Prescription Drug Prior Authorization (PA) Request to request a medication that is not on the Alliance Medication Formulary or has restrictions. This request is called an exception request when the Alliance does not have a Medication Review Guideline (also known as criteria) for the medication. The exception request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and for evidence of medical necessity. The Alliance will review the request and will inform the doctor of the decision with one (1) business day.

If you are an Alliance Group Care member, you can make an exception request online through the Alliance Member Portal or call:

Emergency Supply

In compliance with state rules, the Alliance will cover a three-day supply of medication for you in emergency situations. This policy applies to medication that normally would require a Prescription Drug Prior Authorization (PA) Request or exceptions request.

Emergency situations include:

  • A recent discharge from an emergency room (ER).
  • A recent discharge from the hospital.
  • Any event that involves an imminent and serious threat, including (but not limited to) severe pain, potential loss of life, limb, or major bodily function.

Contracted Alliance pharmacies can help you obtain an emergency supply. You can find a list of pharmacies that work with us in the Alliance Provider Directory or online Pharmacy Search.

After the three-day supply is over, your provider will need to submit a Prescription Drug Prior Authorization (PA) Request. The Alliance will review the request and will inform the doctor of the decision with one (1) business day.

Specialty Pharmacy

Some medications require special care. For example, the medication may need to be refrigerated, given as a shot or taken with special instructions.

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy handles these medications for the Alliance:

To learn more, please contact:

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
Toll-Free: 1.855.347.4783
www.diplomatpharmacy.com