Real-Time Formulary delivers formulary information to the prescriber at the point of care via real time request and response message. This service eliminates the need for the provider vendor to download large formulary files from Sure scripts on a weekly basis. The data provided through Real Time Formulary informs the prescriber of a medication’s formulary status, payer-provided alternatives, coverage factors and co-pay details. Real Time Formulary data is intended to assist the prescriber in aligning their selected therapy with the patient’s benefit plan.