At BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, we continue to look for ways to keep medical and pharmacy benefits affordable for your patients who are our members. With approval from our Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, made up of local physicians and pharmacists, we have made a key change in the insulin product coverage for 2014.
Starting in January 2014, we will add Apidra, Humalog and Humulin insulins (except U-500) to our prior authorization program. they will move to tier 3/Non-preferred. Novolin and Novolog will remain tier 2/Preferred drugs and will not require prior authorization. Please note that basal insulins will also remain at tier 2.
If necessary, you can initiate a prior authorization by calling Caremark toll free at 800-294-5979. Caremark is an independent company that assists in the administration of pharmacy benefits on behalf of BlueCross for all of our insured members and many of our self-funded members.
We appreciate your willingness to review and consider this information. If you have questions about this prescription drug update, please send an email to Provider.Education@BCBSSC.com.