Pharmacy

Effective January 1st 2019, please submit requests for controlled substances using the new Uniform Prescription Drug Prior Authorization Form.  Please review the pharmacy authorization guidelines to ensure you have submitted all guideline requirements.

Louisiana Uniform Prescription Drug Prior Authorization Form 

 

The Louisiana Department of Health Resources

The Department would like to share our new “Opioid” web page. There are many great resources posted here:

http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/54

April 2017 Provider Update includes Morphine Equivalent Dose information:

http://www.lamedicaid.com/Providerupdate/provider_update_04_17.pdf

Formulary drug list

The formulary is a list of drugs chosen by Louisiana Department of Health's Pharmacy P & T Committee and administered by Aetna Better Health of Louisiana.  Drugs are listed as preferred and non-preferred.  All non-preferred drugs are required to follow the prior authorization process.

There is a subset of drugs not listed on the Louisiana Medicaid Single PDL which may be available for coverage.  These drugs typically do not require a prior authorization.  Generic substitution is mandated by the state unless a drug is on the preferred drug list as a Brand Name product.  Clinical edits, such as quantity limits and age restrictions, may apply to some drug categories.

Members must fill their prescriptions at an Aetna Better Health of Louisiana network pharmacy and follow other plan rules.

Please review the formulary for any restrictions or recommendations regarding prescription drugs before prescribing a medication to an Aetna Better Health of Louisiana patient.

Louisiana Medicaid Single PDL (Fee For Service and Managed Care Organizations)

Aetna Better Health also covers certain over-the-counter drugs (OTC). Some drugs are covered on the state’s Single Preferred Drug List (SPDL) or on Aetna’s Pharmacy Value Add list. Both SPDL and Value Add OTC drugs require a prescription from a provider. The links have been provided below for your review.

Louisiana Medicaid Single PDL (Fee For Service and Managed Care Organizations)

Value Adds List

Enrollees have an additional OTC benefit. Enrollees can access a catalog of available OTC drugs. You can check with Enrollee Services at 1-855-242-0802, TTY 711, for more information, how to access the catalog and assistance with orders*.

Effective May 1st, 2019, Aetna Better Health® of Louisiana adheres to the Healthy LA PDL clinical criteria to make decisions when you send in a request for a drug on the formulary/PDL that needs a review prior to being dispensed. 

To access clinical criteria, click here to be taken to the Healthy LA Pharmacy clinical criteria.

 

Additional criteria found below will also apply as of May 1st, 2019.

Compounds  (effective 12.02.2019)

Diabetic Testing Supplies  (effective 12.02.2019)

Quantity Level Limits  (effective 08.18.2020)

 

 

Algorithms December 2019

Hep C LA Elimination Plan

Hep C Policy Criteria (Authorized Generic(AG) Epclusa Preferred)

To quickly find a prior authorization form, click CTRL F on your keyboard and type in the form name.  

Louisiana Uniform Prescription Drug Prior Authorization Form  

 

Hepatitis C DAA Request Form

Hepatitis C DAA Worksheet

Hepatitis C Patient Treatment Agreement

 

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We are committed to making sure our providers receive the best possible information, and the latest technology and tools available.

We have partnered with CoverMyMeds® and SureScripts to provide you a new way to request a pharmacy prior authorization through the implementation of Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) program.

With Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA), you can look forward to:

  • Time saving
    • Decreasing paperwork, phone calls and faxes for requests for prior authorization
  • Quicker Determinations
    • Reduces average wait times, resolution often within minutes
  • Accommodating & Secure
    • HIPAA compliant via electronically submitted requests

No cost required! Let us help get you started!

Getting started is easy. Choose ways to enroll:

Billing Information: 

BIN: 610591

PCN: ADV

Group: RX8834

The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)  is accessed by utilizing the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.

Certain drugs on the formulary have quantity limits (QLLs). The QLLs are established based on FDA-approved dosing levels and nationally- established, recognized guidelines pertaining to the treatment and management of the condition being treated.

To request an override for the quantity limit, please fax the correct pharmacy Prior Authorization request form to 1-844-699-2889. You can include any medical records that will support your request.

Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Meetings

10000 Perkins Rowe, Suite 500, Baton Rouge, LA. 70810, 5:30 – 7PM.  ABHLA complies with Open Meetings Laws.

Dates:  2020 P&T Committee Meeting (Tentative)     

      • 1st Biannual Meeting, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 
      • 2nd Biannual Meeting, Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Due to limited seating, please RSVP Vanessa Smith at smithv9@aetna.com.

 

*Go to the central elevator and come to the 5th floor. If the door is not open, please call (225) 315-9561 to gain access.*

Meeting agendas

June 23, 2020

December 12, 2018

February 11, 2019

December 10, 2019

 

If you have any questions contact:

Vanessa N. Smith, DPh

Director of Pharmacy

(504) 667-4544 Office

SmithV9@ aetna.com

 

Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Guidelines

PT Committee Meeting Speakers Request Form

Special member support programs

Q3 DUR Education - Fraud, Waste, Abuse: Footbaths

Q2 DUR Education - CBD Oil and Drug Interactions

Q1 DUR Education - Antidepressants and Breastfeeding