Of those 246 exclusions, 169 (69%) were for brands that have covered generic equivalents. CVS is making a strong push to exclude high cost dietary supplement agents.

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Ann Johnson, Pharm.D. Readers are encouraged to assess the lists for themselves. Generics should be considered first line of prescribing. Formularies subject to change. If you continue using one of these drugs without prior approval for medical necessity, you may be required to pay the full cost. 2020 Formulary Exclusion Lists — Why All the Changes? 1511 0 obj <> endobj %%EOF Preferred Drug List: The CVS Caremark® Performance/Preferred Drug List is a guide within select therapeutic categories for clients, plan members, and health care providers. January 2019 CVS Caremark® Formulary Exclusions for PEBTF and non-Medicare Eligible REHP Members Below is a list of medicines by drug class that will not be covered without a prior authorization for medical necessity. Don Dietz, R.Ph. Certain medications on the list are covered if utilization management criteria are met (i.e., Step Therapy, Prior Authorization, Quantity Limits, etc. It’s that time of year again, PHSI’s annual review of the PBM formulary exclusion list updates! endstream endobj 1512 0 obj <>/Metadata 40 0 R/Pages 1509 0 R/StructTreeRoot 47 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 1513 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 1509 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 1514 0 obj <>stream

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CVS focused heavily on the dermatological category for 2020 exclusions, with an additional 19 dermatology agents being added to the exclusion list. If there is no generic available, there may be more than one brand name medicine to treat a condition. ESI will exclude an additional 35 drugs, 13 (37%) of which are multisource brands. CVS Caremark® Formulary Exclusions for PEBTF and non-Medicare Eligible REHP Members Below is a list of medicines by drug class that will not be covered without a prior authorization for medical necessity.

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CVS Caremark added 100 new exclusions; 32 of those 100 exclusions (32%) were for brands with available generics. PBMs routinely make changes, adding newly approved brand medications to their formularies based This article represents PHSI’s analysis of publicly available information regarding the three PBMs’ formulary exclusion lists for 2020. The new 2020 exclusions, as researched by PHSI, are as follows:Excluded multisource brands with available generics are as follows:During the review, PHSI made the following observations:Each of the major PBMs has taken a different approach to managing drug spend in 2020 and formulary exclusions continue to play a major role.

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