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.

Access general information about NYRx, the Medicaid Pharmacy Program, along with additional information for Members and Providers.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) – Evrysdi (risdiplam), Spinraza (nusinersen), Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparovec-xioi) Open a PDF 01/11/2024
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Policy - Azstarys, dextroamphetamine/amphetamine ER capsule (generic Mydayis), Dyanavel XR, Mydayis and Xelstrym, Adzenys XR ODT (amphetamine ER ODT), Adzenys ER (and generic amphetamine ER suspension), Cotempla XR ODT (methylphenidate ER ODT), Dyanavel XR (amphetamine ER suspension), Quillichew ER (methylphenidate ER chewable tablets), Quillivant (methylphenidate ER suspension), Desoxyn and generic methamphetamine (Rx), Jornay PM (methylphenidate ER capsules), Qelbree (viloxazine ER capsules) Open a PDF 02/08/2024
Tezspire™ (tezepelumab-ekko subcutaneous injection) Open a PDF 02/08/2024
Repository Corticotropin Injection (Medical & Rx Benefit) (Acthar HP and Purified Cortrophin gel) - for Infantile Spasms, Multiple Sclerosis Exacerbations Open a PDF 02/08/2024
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Preventive Items and Services Open a PDF 02/08/2024
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 02/08/2024
Compounded Drug Products Policy Open a PDF 02/08/2024
Hemophilia Gene Therapies Policy (Medical Benefits) – (Hemgenix & Roctavian) Open a PDF 03/13/2024
Botulinum Toxin (Botox, Daxxify, Dysport, Myobloc, Xeomin) – for Medicaid Managed Care (MMC), Health and Recovery Program (HARP), Child Health Plus (CHP), Essential Plan (EP), and Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) - Medical Benefit Open a PDF 03/15/2024
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor (CPI) (Health Professional Administered) Medical Benefit - (Bavencio, Imfinzi, Imjudo, Jemperli, Keytruda, Libtayo, Loqtorzi, Opdivo, Opdualag, Tecentriq, Yervoy, and Zynyz) Open a PDF 03/21/2024
Elevidys (delandistrogene moxeparvovec-rokl) - Medical Benefit - (Medicaid Managed Care, Essential Plan, Commercial, & Medicare) Open a PDF 04/01/2024
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) A Receptor Positive Modulators for Postpartum Depression Open a PDF 04/01/2024
Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) & Sub-Cutaneous Immune Globulin (SCIG) Therapy – (Health Professional Administered) Rx & Medical Benefit (Alyglo, Asceniv, Bivigam, Cutaquig, Cuvitru, Flebogamma, Gammagard Liquid, Gammagard S/D powder, Gammaked, Gammaplex, Gamunex-C, Hizentra, Hyqvia, Octagam, Panzyga, Privigen, & Xembify) Open a PDF 04/05/2024
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 04/11/2024
Osteoporosis - Evenity® (romosozumab-aqqg), Forteo® (teriparatide), Teriparatide, Prolia® (denosumab), Tymlos® (abaloparatide), Miacalcin injection®, calcitonin salmon injection Open a PDF 04/11/2024
Qalsody (tofersen) Policy Open a PDF 04/12/2024
Headache Disorder – (Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) (Rx), Ajovy (fremanezumab-vfrm) (Rx & Medical), D.H.E 45, dihydroergotamine 1 mg/mL ampule (Rx), Emgality 120 mg (galcanezumab-gnlm) (Rx), Emgality 300 mg (galcanezumab-gnlm) (Rx), Migranal, dihydroergotamine 4 mg/mL nasal spray, Trudhesa (Rx), Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) (Rx), Qulipta (atogepant) (Rx), Reyvow (lasmiditan) (Rx), Ubrelvy (ubrogepant) (Rx), Vyepti (eptinezumab-jjmr) (Medical), Zavzpret (zavegepant) (Rx) & Quantity Limit Criteria for Ubrelvy, Nurtec ODT, Reyvow, and Zavzpret) Open a PDF 04/18/2024
Weight Management - Contrave, Orlistat, Qsymia, Saxenda, Wegovy, Xenical, Zepbound Open a PDF 04/22/2024
Interleukin Antagonists for Asthma and Other Conditions: Nucala (mepolizumab), Cinqair (reslizumab), Fasenra (benralizumab), Dupixent (dupilumab), & Adbry (tralokinumab-ldrm) Open a PDF 05/07/2024
Lantidra (donislecel-jujn) for Commercial, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care & Medicare (Medical Benefit) Open a PDF 05/08/2024
Site of Care Redirection for Medical Specialty Drug Administration Policy Open a PDF 05/09/2024
Rare Diseases CRPA Policy (Medical and Rx Benefits) - (Actimmune (Medical & Rx), Adzynma (Medical), Aldurazyme (Medical), Arcalyst (Rx), Bylvay (Rx), Camzyos (Rx), Cuprimine and generic penicillamine capsules (Rx), Cuvrior (Rx), Daybue (Rx), Empaveli (Rx), Enjaymo (Medical), Enspryng (Rx or Medical), Evkeeza (Medical), Fabhalta (Rx), Filspari (Rx), Firdapse (Rx), Gamifant (Medical), Hyftor 0.2% gel (Rx), Ilaris (Medical), Increlex (Rx), Isturisa (Rx), Joenja (Rx), Juxtapid (Rx), Keveyis (Rx), Korlym (Rx), Lanreotide Acetate Injection (Medical & Rx), Livmarli (Rx), Luxturna (Medical), Myalept (Rx), Mycapssa (Rx), Ormalvi (Rx), Procysbi (Rx), Pyrukynd (Rx), Reblozyl (Medical), Recombinant (Rx), Recorlev (Rx), Rethymic (Medical), Revcovi - (Medical & Rx), rh-IGF-1 (Rx), Ruzurgi (Rx), Ryplazim (Medical & Rx), Rystiggo (Medical), Sandostatin LAR (Rx & Medical), Scenesse (Medical), Signifor LAR (Medical), Signifor SC (Rx), Skyclarys (Rx), Skysona (Medical), Sohonos (Rx), Soliris (Medical), Somavert (Rx), Sylvant (Medical), Syprine, generic trientine capsules (Rx), Tarpeyo (Rx), Tavneos (Rx), Tepezza (Medical), Thiola, Thiola EC, and generic tiopronin (Rx), Tzield (Medical), Ultomiris (Medical), Uplizna (Medical), Veopoz (Medical), Vijoice (Rx), Voxzogo (Rx), Vyjuvek (Medical), Vyvgart (Medical), Vyvgart Hytrulo (Medical), Zilbrysq (Rx), Zokinvy (Rx), Ztalmy (Rx), Zynteglo (Rx)) Open a PDF 05/09/2024
Palforzia® (peanut [Arachis hypogaea] allergen powder-dnfp) Open a PDF 05/09/2024
Opioid Management Health and Safety Program- (Concurrent use of Opioid/Buprenorphine Products, Extended-release (long-acting) opioids, Morphine Milligram Equivalents (MME), Levorphanol, Opioid-naïve ADULT 7-day supply for first FOUR fills limit, Opioid-naïve PEDIATRIC 3-day supply for first FOUR fills limit, Opioid Cough & Cold medicines, Opioids drugs requiring Step Therapy, Oxaydo, Prolate Solution & Generic oxycodone-APAP 100-300mg/5ml, Prolate tablets, Primlev, Nalocet, & generic oxycodone-APAP 5mg/300mg and oxycodone-APAP 10mg/300mg & oxycodone-APAP 2.5mg/300mg, Roxybond, and Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyl (TIRF) Medications) Open a PDF 05/09/2024
Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) Open a PDF 05/09/2024
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