Reminder on Botox® for Anthem Blue Cross members
This is a reminder that effective January 1, 2022, CVS Specialty Pharmacy, and IngenioRx Specialty Pharmacy no longer dispense the brand name drug Botox®. However, Botox is still available to Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) members through other vendors.
- This is not a change in member benefits. This is a change in the Botox vendor only.
- If the member is not using IngenioRx Specialty Pharmacy or CVS Specialty Pharmacy to obtain Botox, no action is needed.
- This change does not affect any other specialty pharmacy coverage.
Medical specialty pharmacy benefits
Our members who obtained Botox through CVS Specialty Pharmacy using their medical specialty pharmacy benefits must move this prescription, as of January 1, 2022. Here are the options:
- Providers can purchase Botox for their patients, then supply it to Anthem members. Providers would then bill Anthem for the drug and administration of the drug. This will require a new prior authorization to notify Anthem of this change.
- If the Anthem member’s pharmacy benefit manager is IngenioRx, providers can transition the Botox prescription to receive the drug from any in-network pharmacy using their pharmacy benefits. Transferring the coverage will require a new prescription and new prior authorization.
For questions regarding a member’s medical specialty pharmacy benefits, call Provider Services using the information on the back of the member’s ID card.
Pharmacy benefits manager benefits
Effective January 1, 2022, members who obtained Botox through IngenioRx Specialty Pharmacy using their pharmacy benefits must move this prescription from IngenioRx Specialty Pharmacy to another in-network specialty pharmacy that dispenses Botox. If there are refills still available on the current prescription, members can transfer it to the new pharmacy. If not, members will need a new prescription.
For questions regarding a member’s pharmacy benefits, call Pharmacy Member Services using the information on the back of the member’s ID card.
April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California