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Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Plans & Benefits - Provider Resources - 2023
Inflation Reduction Act Changes to Member Inflation Reduction Act Changes to Member

Healthfirst would like to alert you to new requirements around the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) provisions applicable for 2023 regarding cost sharing for Part B and Part D drugs

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Quality and Compliance
  
Provider Alerts - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
Pharmacy Billing Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccine Under Healthfirst’s Medicaid Managed Care Plan (MMC) and Personal Wellness Plan

During the declared State of New York disaster emergency, pharmacies may bill for COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) under Healthfirst’s Medicaid Managed Care Plan (MMC) and Personal Wellness Plan (PWP). View PDF for billing instructions.

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Personal Wellness Plan
  
Provider Alerts - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
COVID-19 Vaccine Additional Doses for Immunocompromised Individuals Pharmacy Billing Guidance

On August 13, 2021, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met and recommended an additional dose for immunocompromised individuals who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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Emergency Use Authorization
  
Provider Alerts - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
Pfizer-BioNtech, and Moderna, COVID-19 Booster Update Pharmacy Billing Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for a booster dose. Consult the individual EUA’s for current guidance.

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Emergency Use Authorization
  
Provider Alerts - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
Zero-Cost COVID-19 Oral Antivirals Pharmacy Billing Guidance

Claims that providers submit for zero-cost COVID-19 oral antivirals must have either $0.01 in the Ingredient Cost Submitted field (NCPDP field 4Ø9-D9) or the combination of $0.00 in the Ingredient Cost Submitted field (NCPDP field 4Ø9-D9) and a value of “15” in the Basis of Cost Determination field (NCPDP field 423-DN).

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Pharmacy Billing
  
Provider Alerts - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
New York Medicaid Guidance for At-Home COVID-19 Testing Coverage Update

Implementation of adjudication coding for at-home testing coverage for most New York Medicaid Managed Care Plan Sponsors should be completed by January 17, 2022. Providers receiving a reject message (e.g., reject code: 70 - NDC not covered, etc.) on COVID-19 at-home testing claims filled prior to January 17, 2022, should re-submit rejected claims after January 17, 2022.

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Pharmacy Billing
  
Provider Alerts - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
New York State Medicaid Coverage Criteria for Pharmacists Providing COVID-19 Vaccine Counseling

The New York State Department of Health issued guidance that New York State Medicaid will reimburse COVID-19 vaccination counseling to Medicaid members/enrollees by pharmacists in order to encourage vaccination against COVID-19. The effective date of coverage is for dates of service on or after December 1, 2021.

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Medicaid
  
Provider Alerts - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
New York Medicaid COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Submission Reminder

This information is being provided to assist your pharmacy with the submission of COVID-19 vaccine administration claims. The content of this communication is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the information provided in the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Network Enrollment Form.

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Medicaid
  
Provider Alerts - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
Vyondys 53, Exondys 51, Amondys 45 and Viltepso Criteria

This policy is to provide guidance on the coverage guidelines utilized to review the request for prior authorization for Vyondys 53™ (golodirsen), Exondys 51™ (eteplirsen), Amondys 45™ (casimersen) and Viltepso™ (viltolarsen). These coverage guidelines will be used to determine medical necessity.

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Prior Authorization
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
Reimbursement Update for SPRAVATO

This notice is to inform providers about reimbursement updates for billing or submitting claims for the SPRAVATO medication.

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Billing
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
New Physician Dispenser Policy

After September 1, 2022, Medicaid pharmacy claims submitted from a physician dispenser will be rejected by Healthfirst’s pharmacy benefit manager, CVS Caremark

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Billing
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Plans & Benefits - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2023
Transition of the Pharmacy Benefit from Managed Care to Fee-for-Service

Effective April 1, 2023, Medicaid members enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) Plans, Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs), and HIV-Special Needs Plans (SNPs) will receive their pharmacy benefits through the NYRx Pharmacy program, formerly known as the NYS Fee-for-Service (FFS) Pharmacy program.

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Pharmacy