Prescription Drug Policies

The following is a list of our prescription drug policies. If you cannot find a policy for a specific medication, please select the link titled 'Clinical Review Prior Authorization' from the list below.

Beginning April 1, 2023, all Medicaid members enrolled in Blue Choice Option, HMO Blue Option, and Blue Option Plus will receive their prescription drugs through NYRx, the Medicaid Pharmacy Program.

Learn more about the transition of the pharmacy benefit from Blue Choice Option, HMO Blue Option, and Blue Option Plus to NYRx, the Medicaid Pharmacy Program.

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Step Therapy Drug Policy - Acyclovir 5% cream, Adapalene 0.1% (Lotion, Soln, Swab), Adlyxin, Admelog, Adlarity, AirDuo Digihaler, AirDuo Respiclick, Alogliptin, Alogliptin/metformin, Alogliptin/pioglitazone, Alvesco, Amitiza, Amzeeq, Anzemet, Apidra, Armonair Digihaler, Aspart Insulin, Atripla, Aczone 7.5%, Aubagio, Bafiertam, Belsomra, Blood Glucose Meters and Test Strips, Brexafemme, Breztri, Budesonide/Formoterol, Bydureon, Byetta, Caplyta, Clindagel 75 mL, Clindamycin 1% Gel 75 mL (Oceanside & Solaris), Daliresp, Dapsone 7.5%, Dayvigo, Denavir 1% Cream, Dexilant, Dexlansoprazole DR, Differin 0.1% Lotion, Doryx, Doxycycline hyclate DR, Drizalma Sprinkle, Duaklir Pressair, Ecoza, Edarbi, Edarbyclor, Edluar, Emsam, Ertaczo, Estring, Eucrisa Ointment, Fanapt, Fiasp, Fluticasone Propionate HFA, Fluticasone-Vilanterol, Fluticasone-salmeterol HFA, Forfivo XL 450mg, Fortamet, Gelnique, Gemtesa, Glumetza, Ibsrela, Insulin Aspart, Kazano, Kombiglyze, Latanoprost/PF, Latuda, Livalo, Lonhala Magnair 25 mcg Refill & Starter, Luliconazole, Luzu, Lyuzeh, Metformin ER (generics of Fortamet and Glumetza), Metformin HCl 625 mg, Motegrity, Naftin Gel, Nesina, Norgesic Forte, Noritate, Novolog, Novolog Mix 70/30, Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate Packets, Onglyza, Onzetra Spray, Orphenadrine/Aspirin/Caffeine, Orphengesic Forte, Oseni, Osphena, Oxistat Lotion, Oxytrol, Ozempic, Pancreaze, Penciclovir 1% Cream, Pertzye, Ponvory, Praluent, Prograf Granules, Pulmicort Flexhaler, Qtern, Quviviq, Rezvoglar, Relistor Tablet, Restasis 0.05%, Restasis Multidose 0.05%, Rexulti, Rhopressa, Rocklatan, Roflumilast, Rybelsus, Savaysa, Sancuso, Savaysa, Savella, Secuado, Sernivo Lotion, Symproic, Tafluprost, Thalitone, Tosymra, Trulicity, Tudorza Pressair, Ultravate Lotion, Veltassa, Venlafaxine ER Tablets, Verdeso, Victoza, Vraylar, Vumerity, Vyzulta, Xadago, Xelpros, Xerese 5%-1% Cream, Xolegel, Yupelri, Zegerid Packets, Zembrace, Zerviate, Zilxi 1.5%, Zioptan, Zolmitriptan Nasal Spray, Zomig Nasal Spray, Zolpimist, Zovirax 5% cream, Zuplenz, Zypitamag Open a PDF 9/7/2023
Anti-Amyloid Directed Therapies Policy (Aduhelm (aducanumab-avwa) & Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb)) Open a PDF 9/7/2023
Botulinum Toxin (Botox, Daxxify, Dysport, Myobloc, Xeomin) – For Medicaid Managed Care Essential Plan and Child Health Plus Open a PDF 9/28/2023
Oncology Clinical Review Prior Authorization Rx (Self Administration) - (Abiraterone 500 mg tablet, Afinitor (everolimus), Akeega (niraparib tosylate monohydrate and abiraterone acetate), Alecensa (alectinib), Alunbrig (brigatinib), Ayvakit (avapritinib), Balversa (erdafitinib), Besremi (ropeginterferon alfa-2b-njft), (NOTE: both Rx and Medical benefit drug), Bosulif (bosutinib), Braftovi (encorafenib), Brukinsa (zanubrutinib), Cabometyx (cabozantinib tablets), Calquence (acalabrutinib), Caprelsa (vandetanib), Cometriq (cabozantinib capsules), Copiktra (duvelisib), Cotellic (cobimetinib), Daurismo (glasdegib), Disperz (everolimus), Erivedge (vismodegib), Erleada (apalutamide), Exkivity (mobocertinib), Fotivda (tivozanib), Gavreto (pralsetinib), Gilotrif (afatinib), Hemady (dexamethasone), Ibrance (palbociclib), Iclusig (ponatinib), Idhifa (enasidenib), Imbruvica (ibrutinib), Inlyta (axitinib), Inqovi (decitabine/cedazuridine), Inrebic (fedratinib), Iressa (gefitinib), Jakafi (ruxolitinib), Jaypirca (pirtobrutinib), Kisqali and Kisqali Femara Co-Pack (ribociclib and ribociclib/letrozole), Koselugo (selumetinib), Krazati (adagrasib), Lenvima (lenvatinib), Lonsurf (trifluridine and tipiracil), Lorbrena (lorlatinib), Lumakras (sotorasib), Lynparza tablets (olaparib tablets), Lytgobi (futibatinib), Mekinist (trametinib), Mektovi (binimetinib), Nerlynx (neratinib), Nexavar (sorafenib), Sorafenib (generic Nexavar), Ninlaro (ixazomib), Nubeqa (darolutamide), Odomzo (sonidegib), Onureg (oral azacitidine), Orgovyx (relugolix), Orserdu (elacestrant), Pemazyre (pemigatinib), Piqray (alpelisib), Pomalyst (pomalidomide), Purixan (6-mercaptopurine), Qinlock (ripretinib), Retevmo (selpercatinib), Revlimid (lenalidomide), Rezlidhia (olutasidenib), Rezurock (belumosudil), Rozlytrek (entrecetinib), Rubraca (rucaparib), Rydapt (midostaurin), Scemblix (asciminib), Soltamox (tamoxifen citrate), Sprycel (dasatinib), Stivarga (regorafenib), Sutent (sunitinib), Tabrecta (capmatinib), Tafinlar (dabrafenib), Tagrisso (osimertinib), Talzenna (talazoparib), Tarceva (erlotinib), Targretin capsules (bexarotene capsules), Targretin gel (bexarotene gel), Tasigna (nilotinib), Tazverik (tazemetostat), Tepmetko (tepotinib), Tibsovo (ivosidenib), Tukysa (tucatinib), Turalio (pexidartinib), Valchlor (mechlorethamine), Vanflyta (quizartinib), Venclexta (venetoclax), Verzenio (abemaciclib), Vitrakvi (larotrectinib), Vizimpro (dacomitinib), Vonjo (pacritinib), Votrient (pazopanib), Welireg (belzutifan), Xalkori (crizotinib), Xermelo (telotristate ethyl), Xospata (gileritinib), Xpovio (selinexor), Xtandi (enzalutamide), Yonsa (abiraterone acetate, micronized), Zejula (niraparib), Zelboraf (vemurafenib), Zolinza (vorinostat), Zydelig (idelalisib), Zykadia (ceritinib), Zytiga (abiraterone acetate)) Open a PDF 9/27/2023
Synagis® (Palivizumab): Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prophylaxis Open a PDF 9/22/2023
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): Amondys 45 (casimersen), Emflaza (deflazacort), Exondys 51 (eteplirsen), Viltepso (vilotarsen) and Vyondys 53 (golodirsen) Open a PDF 9/22/2022
Clinical Review Prior Authorization (Medical Benefit) - (Briumvi (ublituximab-xiiy) (Medical), Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) (Rx & Medical), Ceprotin (Protein C Concentrate, Human) (Medical), Eylea HD (aflibercept) (Medical), Fensolvi (leuprolide acetate), Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection (Medical), Krystexxa - pegloticase (Medical), Lemtrada - alemtuzumab (Medical), Leqvio - inclisiran (Medical), Nplate - romiplostim (Medical), Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) (Medical), Rebyota - fecal microbiota,live-jslm (Medical), Saphnelo – anifrolumab-fnia (Medical), Spravato – esketamine nasal spray (Medical), Sunlenca (lenacapavir) (Rx & Medical), Supprelin LA (histrelin acetate) (Medical), Syfovre - pegcetacoplan injection (Medical), Triptodur (triptorelin), Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk) (Medical), Trogarzo – ibalizumab-uiyk (Medical), Tysabri (natalizumab) (Medical), Vabysmo - faricimab-svoa (Medical), Zilretta – triamcinolone acetonide extended-release (Medical), Zoladex – goserelin implant (Medical), or any other medical agent) Open a PDF 9/12/2023
Cimzia (Certolizumab pegol) - for Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn’s Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Open a PDF 9/1/2023
Adalimumab (Humira® [adalimumab], Amjevita™ [adalimumab-atto], Cyltezo® [adalimumab-adbm], Hadlima™ [adalimumab-bwwd], Hulio®/adalimumab-fkjp [adalimumab-fkjp], Hyrimoz®/adalimumab-adaz [adalimumab-adaz], Idacio® [adalimumab-aacf], Yuflyma® [adalimumab-aaty], Yusimry™ [adalimumab-aqvh] Open a PDF 9/1/2023
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) - (Duexis, fenoprofen tablets, Flector, Licart, Lofena, diclofenac patches, indomethacin capsules, indomethacin suppositories, ketoprofen capsules, Naprelan, naproxen ER, naproxen suspension, Pennsaid, Qmiiz, Relafen DS, Seglentis, Sprix, ketorolac/tromethamine nasal spray, Tivorbex, Vimovo, Vivlodex, meloxicam capsules, Xelstrym, Zipsor, Zorvolex and diclofenac 35 mg capsules) Open a PDF 8/24/2023
Osteoporosis - Evenity® (romosozumab-aqqg), Forteo® (teriparatide), Teriparatide, Prolia® (denosumab), Tymlos® (abaloparatide), Miacalcin injection®, calcitonin salmon injection Open a PDF 8/24/2023
Rare Diseases CRPA Policy - (Actimmune - Interferon Gamma - 1B (Medical & Rx), Aldurazyme - laronidase (Medical), Arcalyst - rilonacept (Rx), Bylvay - odevixibat (Rx), Camzyos - mavacamten capsules (Rx), Cuprimine and generic penicillamine capsules (Rx), Cuvrior - trientine (Rx), Daybue - trofinetide (Rx)Empaveli - pegcetacoplan (Medical & Rx), Enjaymo - sutimlimab-jome (Medical), Enspryng - satralizumab-mwge injection (Rx or Medical), Evkeeza - evinacumab-dgnb (Medical), Filspari - sparsentan (Rx), Firdapse - amifampridine (Rx), Gamifant - emapalumab-lzsg (Medical), Hyftor 0.2% gel - sirolimus topical gel (Rx), Ilaris - canakinumab (Medical), Increlex - mecasermin, Isturisa - osilodrostat tablets (Rx), Joenja – leniolisib (Rx), Juxtapid - lomitapide capsules (Rx), Keveyis - dichlorphenamide (Rx), Korlym - mifepristone tablets (Rx), Lanreotide Acetate Injection (Medical & Rx), Livmarli - maralixibat (Rx), Luxturna - voretigene neparvovec-rzyl (Medical), Myalept - metreleptin (Rx), Mycapssa octreotide acetate (Rx), Procysbi - cysteamine capsules and packets (Rx), Pyrukynd - mitapivat tablets (Rx), Reblozyl -luspatercept-aamt (Medical), Recorlev - levoketoconazole (Rx), Rethymic - allogeneic processed thymus tissue-agdc (Medical), Revcovi - elapegademase-lvlr (Medical & Rx), Ruzurgi - amifampridine (Rx), Ryplazim - plasminogen, human-tvm (Medical & Rx), Sandostatin LAR (Rx & Medical), Scenesse - afamelanotide (Medical), Signifor LAR - pasireotide (Medical), Signifor SC - pasireotide solution (Rx), Skyclarys - omaveloxolone (Rx), Skysona-elivaldogene autotemcel (Medical), Soliris - eculizumab (Medical), Somavert - pegvisomant (Rx), Sylvant - siltuximab (Medical), Syprine, generic trientine capsules (Rx), Tarpeyo - budesonide delayed release capsules (Rx), Tavneos - avacopan (Rx), Tepezza - teprotumumab-trbw (Medical), Thiola, Thiola EC and generic tiopronin (Rx), Ultomiris - ravulizumab-cwvz injection (Medical), Tzield - teplizumab-mzwv (Medical), Uplizna - inebilizumab-cdon (Medical), Vijoice - alpelisib (Rx), Voxzogo - vosoritide (Rx), Vyvgart - efgartigimod alfa-fcab (Medical), Zokinvy - lonafarnib (Rx), Ztalmy -ganaxolone (Rx), Zynteglo - betibeglogene (Rx)) Open a PDF 8/21/2023
Sickle Cell Disease Management - Adakveo (crizanlizumab-tmca (Medical)), Endari (L-glutamine oral powder (Rx)), Oxbryta (voxelotor (Rx) for 300 mg Tablets, 500mg Tablets and 300mg Tablets for Oral Suspension, Siklos (hydroxyurea tablets (Rx)) Open a PDF 8/16/2023
Inborn Errors of Metabolism & Rare Genetic Diseases - Amvuttra (vutrisiran), Brineura (cerliponase alfa), Carbaglu and generic carglumic acid, Cerdelga (eliglustat), Cerezyme (imiglucerase), Cholbam (cholic acid), Crysvita (burosumab-twza), Dojolvi (tripheptanoin oral liquid), Elaprase (idursulfase), Elelyso (taliglucerase alfa), Fabrazyme (agalisidase beta), Galafold (migalastat), Givlaari (givosiran) –, Javygtor and generic sapropterin, Kanuma (sebelipase alfa), Kuvan, Lamzede, Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa), Mepsevii (vestronidase alfa-vjbk), Naglazyme (galsulfase), Nexviazyme (avalglucosidase alfa-ngpt), nitisinone capsule, Nityr (nitisinone) and Orfadin (nitisinone), Nulibry (fosdenopterin), Onpattro (patisiran), Oxlumo (lumasiran), Palynziq (pegvaliase-pqpz), Ravicti (glycerol phenylbutyrate), Strensiq (asfotase alfa), Sucraid (sacrosidase), Tegsedi (inotersen), Vimizim (elosulfase alfa)-Vimizim (elosulfase alfa), VPRIV (velaglucerase alfa), Vyndaqel (tafamidis meglumine), Vyndamax (tafamidis), Xenpozyme (olipudase alfa-rpcp), Xuriden (uridine triacetate), Zavesca / miglustat Open a PDF 8/16/2023
Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) - Adcirca (tadalafil (including Alyq)(Rx)), Adempas (riociguat (Rx)), epoprostenol (Medical)), Flolan, Letairis (ambrisentan (Rx)), Liqrev, Opsumit (macitentan (Rx)), Orenitram (treprostinil (Rx)), Remodulin (treprostinil (Medical)), Revatio (sildenafil (Rx)), Tadliq (Rx)), Tracleer (bosentan (Rx)), Tyvaso (treprostinil) inhalation (Rx), Tyvaso DPI (Rx)), Uptravi (selexipag) Rx)), Veletri (Medical), Ventavis (iloprost) inhalation (Medical)), & Combination Therapy (Ambrisentan and tadalafil) Open a PDF 6/8/2023
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Policy - (Exservan - riluzole oral film (Rx), Radicava and Radicava ORS - edaravone injection and kit (Rx/Medical), Relyvrio - sodium phenylbutyrate and taurursodiol (Rx), Tiglutik-riluzole oral suspension (Rx), & Qalsody-tofersen (Medical)) Open a PDF 5/30/2023
Palforzia® (peanut [Arachis hypogaea] allergen powder-dnfp) Open a PDF 5/11/2023
Medicare D Formulary-Level Cumulative Opioid and Opioid / Buprenorphine POS Edits Open a PDF 4/1/2023
Non-Formulary Medication Exception Review Policy Open a PDF 4/1/2023
Repository Corticotropin Injection (Acthar HP and Purified Cortrophin gel) - for Infantile Spasms, Multiple Sclerosis Exacerbations Open a PDF 4/1/2023
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impacted Drug Therapies (Hydroxychloroquine, Lagevrio (molnupiravir), Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir/ritonavir), Stromectol (ivermectin)) Open a PDF 4/1/2023
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Stimulants - (Adhansia XR, Adzenys ER (amphetamine ER suspension), Adzenys XR ODT (amphetamine ER ODT), Azstarys, Cotempla XR ODT (methylphenidate ER ODT), Daytrana (methylphenidate patch), Desoxyn (methamphetamine), Dyanavel XR (amphetamine ER suspension), Dyanavel XR (methylphenidate patch), Jornay PM (methylphenidate ER capsules), Managed Medicaid members only: (Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulants used in combination with medication assisted treatment (MAT) therapy), Mydayis, Qelbree (viloxazine ER capsules), Quillichew ER (methylphenidate ER chewable tablets), Quillivant (methylphenidate ER suspension), Xelstrym) Open a PDF 4/1/2023
Oncology Biosimilar Drug Policy - (Avastin (bevacizumab) and Alymsys (bevacizumab-maly), Herceptin (trastuzumab), Herceptin Hylecta (trastuzumab and hyaluronidase-oysk), Ogivri (trastuzumab-dkst), Ontruzant (trastuzumab-dttb), and Herzuma (trastuzumab-pkrb), Rituxan (rituximab), Rituxan Hycela (rituximab hyaluronidase), Riabni (rituximab-arrx) and Vegzelma (bevacizumab-adcd) (Medical)) Open a PDF 3/20/2023
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor (CPI) Clinical Review Prior Authorization (CRPA) (Bavencio, Imfinzi, Imjudo, Jemperli, Keytruda, Libtayo, Opdivo, Tecentriq, and Yervoy) Open a PDF 3/20/2023
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Therapy (AAT) Open a PDF 3/20/2023
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