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Pharmacy News

Welcome to the Pharmacy News page. Here you will find announcements and notifications regarding EmblemHealth’s Pharmacy programs.

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Date Issued (YYYY/MM/DD) Title
2024/04/16 Site of Service Medical Policy – Infusions and Injectables and Preauthorization Lists Updates Starting July 15, 2024
2023/11/16 Improve Patient Safety With Opioid Prescribing Practices
2023/11/01 2024 EmblemHealth Formulary Changes
2023/06/13 DRUG ALERT – Concurrent Use of GLP-1 and DPP-4 Agents
2023/02/14 Medicaid Pharmacy Benefit Transition
2023/01/17 Biosimilars: Are They the Same Quality?
2023/01/01 2023 Medicare Cost-Sharing for Insulin and Part D Vaccines
2022/10/31 2023 EmblemHealth Formulary Changes 
2022/05/19 New Commercial Plan Site of Service Coverage Rules for Maintenance Infusions
2021/12/15 2022 EmblemHealth Formulary Changes
2021/09/16 Home Infusion Utilization Management
2021/09/15 Pharmacy Balance Billing for EmblemHealth Dual-Eligible Members
2021/04/13 Pharmacy Services and Specialty Pharmacy
2021/01/01 Drugs Covered by EmblemHealth Health Plans | EmblemHealth
2021/02/12 Formulary Updates | EmblemHealth
2021/02/10 Notification: Pharmacy Utilization Management Services Starting January 1, 2021
2020/06/25 Biosimilar Preferred Product Update
2019/03/28 Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
2020/01/22 Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for Children and Adults
2021/01/20 Learn about mandatory e-prescribing
2021/01/20 Pharmacy Services Contacts
2021/02/09 Frequently Asked Questions: EmblemHealth Oncology Drug Management
2020/12/02 Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids
2021/06/10 Oncology Drug Program - Additional Codes Require Preauthorization Effective August 15, 2021
2021/09/02 Medicaid: Statewide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) formulary implementation for opioid dependence agents and opioid antagonists effective October 1,2021
2021/12/13 Coding Guidance for Pharmacies Updated for Medicaid At Home COVID-19 Testing Coverage
2022/06/28 New Pharmacy Medical Preauthorization List

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