Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) implemented a Specialty Pharmacy Initiative for a specific set of specialty drugs (available via the link below) to be procured through CVS Specialty Pharmacy.  Those HMO and PPO/EPO providers impacted by this requirement have been previously notified separately and only applies to those specific providers.


This is to inform you that as of January 1, 2021, CVS Specialty Pharmacy will no longer be distributing Botox (J0585). Due to this change and effective January 1, 2021, Botox will be removed from our specialty drug list which requires identified providers to procure their drugs through CVS Specialty Pharmacy. On and after January 1, 2021 for your patients with Anthem commercial PPO/EPO and HMO plans, providers may procure Botox (J0585) through their standard procedures.


The link below provides the updated and most current specialty drug list associated with the Anthem HMO and PPO/EPO Specialty Drug Initiative.


Anthem Medical Specialty Pharmacy (MSP) Drug List 12/1/2020


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January 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California