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Medications Requiring Prior Authorization Under the Medical Benefit (Updated January 1, 2021)

Posted 1/1/2021 at 12:00 AM

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We’ve made changes to the list of medications requiring prior authorization under the Medical Benefit as of January 1, 2021.  

As part of our policy, Healthfirst requires prior authorization for medical claims for all medications listed in this document when administered in an office or clinic setting.

Ways to Submit Prior Authorization:

  • Online via the Provider Portal at hfproviderportal.org – Log in to the Provider Portal, click on the “Online Authorization Request” tab, and then click “Begin”. Once member is identified, select “Outpatient” as Request Type, then select “Outpatient Pharmacy” as Authorization Type.
  • By calling Provider Services at 1-888-801-1660, Monday to Friday, 8:30am–5:30pm
  • By faxing 1-212-801-3223 (Note: DO NOT use for pharmacy benefit authorizations via CVS Caremark)

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