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December 8, 2021
Medication Coverage Changes Beginning January 1, 2022

There are a few medications that now require the brand name to be filled. Pharmacies may not realize they need to make a switch and your office may receive a prior authorization (PA) request. Instead of submitting a PA for these medications, call the pharmacy and ask them to process for the brand name medication.  This will avoid the PA and may reduce delays in therapy.

Current Generic Preferred Brand Name Preferred in 2022
Albuterol sulfate HFA Ventolin® HFA or Proventil® HFA
Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil 0.01% Derma-Smoothe/FS®

The remaining changes are summarized here in the ODM change document.  Please reach out to the Partners For Kids Pharmacy team at PFKPharmacy@nationwidechildrens.org with any questions. Also note the Partners For Kids pediatric-focused UPDL and coverage updates document will be posted on the Partners For Kids resource page under “Prescribing Resources” in January 2022.

 

 

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