Prior authorization updates

 

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

 

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.

 

Please note, inclusion of National Drug Code on your claim will help expedite claim processing of drugs billed with a Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) code.

 

Access the Clinical Criteria information.

 

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.  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-0195

J3490, J9999, C9399, J3590

Abecma

* Non-oncology use is managed by the medical specialty drug review team.

** Oncology use is managed by AIM.

 

Step therapy updates

 

Effective for dates of service on and after October 1, 2021, the following specialty pharmacy codes from current or new clinical criteria documents will be included in our existing specialty pharmacy medical step therapy review process. 

 

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.


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

Clinical Criteria

Status

Drug(s)

HCPCS Codes

ING-CC-0020

Non-preferred

Tysabri

J2323

 

1221-0721-PN-VA



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