Drug coverage is limited to prescription products approved by the Food and Drug Administration as evidenced by a New Drug Application (NDA), Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA), or Biologics Licensed Application (BLA) on file.   Any legal requirements or group specific benefits for coverage will supersede this (e.g. preventive drugs per the Affordable Care Act).

Drug coverage may also be subject to policy guidelines or exclusions established by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. The following guidelines are meant to help members understand the requirements related to their drug coverage. These drugs may require a doctor’s request for preapproval or prior authorization.

Please note: Some employer groups may have specific drug coverage requirements for their employees that are not included in the criteria below.

*Coverage Benefit - (P) Pharmacy Benefit, (M) Medical Benefit, (B) Both

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Product Name Guideline *Coverage Benefit Implementation Date Change Date
COCET® The limits are 6 tablets per day. P 04/01/13
CODEINE The limits are 180 tablets per 30 days. P 01/01/13
COMBIVENT The limits are 2 inhalers per 30 days. P 04/01/12
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT The limits are 2 inhalers per 30 days. P 07/01/12
COMBIVIR The limits are 2 tablets per day. P 07/01/12
COMBUNOX® The limits are 120 tablets per 30 days. P 05/01/05 04/01/12
COMETRIQ® Prior authorization for medical necessity is required. The limits are 1 kit/28 days. P 04/01/13
COMPLERA The limits are 1 tablet per day. P 07/01/12
COMPOUNDS Prior authorization for medical necessity may be required. B 01/01/00 01/01/16
CONCERTA® The limits are 2 tablets per day. P 11/01/02 04/01/11
CONZIP® The limits are 30 capsules per 30 days. P 01/01/12
COPAXONE® The limits are 1 carton of 30 syringes per 30 days. P 10/01/12
CORLANOR® Prior Authorization for medical necessity may be required. Quantity limits are 2 tablets per day. P 10/01/15
COSENTYX® Cosentyx may be subject to step therapy requirements. Patients must have trial and failure of 2 preferred products. Preferred products are Humira, Enbrel, Stelara, and Simponi. Quantity limits apply based on package size. P 04/01/15
COTELLIC Prior authorization for medical necessity is required. The limits are 63 tablets per 30 days. P 11/25/15 01/01/16