Posted 12/7/2020 at 3:22 PMLearn more about the emergency use authorization
On November 9, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy, bamlanivimab, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients with positive COVID-19 test results who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization.
Bamlanivimab may only be administered in settings in which health care providers have immediate access to medications to treat a severe infusion reaction, such as anaphylaxis, and the ability to activate the emergency medical system (EMS), as necessary.
Note: this impacts all Healthfirst Medicare products, including CompleteCare. Coverage of other members is pending governmental guidance. Please check back regularly for the latest updates, including coding instruction.
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