Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Serving Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Care Connect


Effective for dates of service on and after May 1, 2019, the specialty pharmacy drugs and corresponding codes from current clinical criteria noted below will be included in our medical step therapy precertification review process. Step therapy review applies upon precertification initiation or renewal in addition to the current medical necessity review (as is done currently).


The clinical criteria below have been updated to include the requirement of a preferred agent effective May 1, 2019.


Clinical criteria

Preferred drug

Nonpreferred drug


Retacrit (Q5106)

Procrit (J0885)


Zarxio (Q5101)

Neupogen (J1442), Granix (J1447) and Nivestym (Q5110)


The clinical criteria is publicly available on our provider website. Visit Clinical Criteria to search for specific clinical criteria.


If you have questions about this communication or need assistance with any other item, contact your local Provider Relations representative or call Provider Services:

  • Hoosier Healthwise: 1-866-408-6132
  • Healthy Indiana Plan: 1-844-533-1995
  • Hoosier Care Connect: 1-844-284-1798

Providers who are contracted with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to serve Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Care Connect through an accountable care organization (ACO), participating medical group (PMG) or Independent Physician Association (IPA) are to follow guidelines and practices of the group. This includes but is not limited to authorization, covered benefits and services, and claims submittal. If you have questions, please contact your group administrator or your Anthem network representative.


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February 2019 Anthem Indiana Provider Newsletter