Prior authorization updates

 

Effective for dates of service on and after May 1, 2021, the following specialty pharmacy codes from current or new clinical criteria documents will be included in our prior authorization review process.

 

Please note, inclusion of National Drug Code (NDC) code on your claim will help expedite claim processing of drugs billed with a Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) code.  The Health Plan requires that claims for injection services performed in the office setting must include the applicable HCPCS J-code, Q-code, or S-code, with the corresponding National Drug Code (NDC), for the injected substance. This requirement is consistent with CMS guidelines. A covered drug will not be eligible for reimbursement when the NDC is not reported on the same claim.

 

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For Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield along with our affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc., prior authorization clinical review of these specialty pharmacy drugs will be managed by Anthem. Drugs used for the treatment of Oncology will still require pre-service clinical review by AIM Specialty Health® (AIM), a separate company and are shown in italics in the table below.

 

This applies to members with Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), HealthKeepers (HMO), POS AdvantageOne, and Act Wise (CDH plans).

 

Clinical Criteria

HCPCS or CPT Code(s)

Drug

*ING-CC-0183

J3590

Sogroya

*ING-CC-0001

J0886

Injection, epoetin alfa (Procrit/Epogen)

*ING-CC-0019

J3489

Reclast, Zometa

* Non-oncology use is managed byAnthem’s medical specialty drug review team. Oncology use is managed by AIM.

 

Quantity Limit Updates

 

Effective for dates of service on and after May 1, 2021, the following specialty pharmacy codes from current or new clinical criteria documents will be included in our quantity limit review process.

 

Please note, inclusion of National Drug Code (NDC) code on your claim will help expedite claim processing of drugs billed with a Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) code. The Health Plan requires that claims for injection services performed in the office setting must include the applicable HCPCS J-code, Q-code, or S-code, with the corresponding National Drug Code (NDC), for the injected substance. This requirement is consistent with CMS guidelines. A covered drug will not be eligible for reimbursement when the NDC is not reported on the same claim.

 

Access the Clinical Criteria information.  

 

For Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and HealthKeepers, Inc., prior authorization clinical review of these specialty pharmacy drugs will be managed by Anthem. Drugs used for the treatment of Oncology will still require pre-service clinical review by AIM Specialty Health® (AIM), a separate company and are shown in italics in the table below.

 

This would apply to members with Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), HealthKeepers (HMO), POS AdvantageOne, and Act Wise (CDH plans).

 

Clinical Criteria

HCPCS or CPT Code(s)

Drug

*ING-CC-0019

J3489

Reclast, Zometa

 

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