Effective January 1, 2022, IngenioRx/CVS Specialty Pharmacy* will no longer distribute the brand name drug Botox®. However, Botox will still be available to Anthem Blue Cross members through other vendors.

 

Please note:

  • This is not a change in member benefits. This is a change in the Botox vendor only.
  • If the member is not using IngenioRx/CVS Specialty Pharmacy to obtain Botox, no action is needed.

               

For Botox managed under a Medicare member’s part B (medical) benefit

Providers should be using buy and bill for any Medicare member who currently receive Botox through their part B (medical) benefit.  If your patient is receiving Botox using their part B benefit and is receiving their prescription from IngenioRx/CVS Specialty pharmacy, effective January 1, 2022, IngenioRx/CVS Specialty will no longer filled the prescription. As of January 1, 2022, you will need to buy this drug and bill your patient’s health plan.

 

If you have questions regarding a Medicare member’s part B benefits, call Provider Services using the information on the back of the member’s ID card.

 

For Botox managed under a Medicare member’s part D (pharmacy) benefit

Effective January 1, 2022, Medicare members who currently receive Botox through IngenioRx/CVS Specialty Pharmacy using their part D (pharmacy) benefit must change to another in-network specialty or retail pharmacy that can obtain and dispense Botox.

 

If you have questions regarding a Medicare member’s part D benefit, call Pharmacy Member Services using the information on the back of the member’s ID card.

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January 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California