Effective for dates of service on and after August 1, 2021, the following current clinical criteria were revised and might result in services that were previously covered but may now be found to be not medically necessary.


For Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc., prior authorization of these specialty pharmacy drugs will be managed by Anthem. Drugs used for the treatment of Oncology will still require prior authorization by AIM Specialty Health® (AIM), a separate company.  This applies to members with Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), Anthem HealthKeepers (HMO), POS AdvantageOne, and Act Wise (CDH plans).


Access the clinical criteria document information


  • ING-CC-0033 Xolair (omalizumab)
  • ING-CC-0043 Monoclonal Antibodies to Interleukin-5
  • ING-CC-0119 Yervoy (ipilimumab)
  • ING-CC-0125 Opdivo (nivolumab)
  • ING-CC-0157 Padcev (enfortumab vedotin)
  • ING-CC-0189 Amondys 45 (casimersen)
  • ING-CC-0190 Nulibry (fosdenopterin)



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May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia