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Q4 2019 Updated Drug Therapy Guidelines and Medical Protocols Available Online

December 23, 2019

Drug Therapy Guidelines Updated

To: All MD/DO

Contracts affected: Commercial only

One hundred eleven drug therapy guidelines were recently added or updated with a committee of local physicians, other prescribers, and pharmacists. Changes to existing Drug Therapy Guidelines will be posted on our website by December 30, 2019, and will be effective January 30, 2020.  Guidelines around coverage of newly FDA-approved medications will be posted by January 15, 2020 and may be effective immediately.

Please refer to these new and updated guidelines when discussing treatment options with your BlueCross BlueShield patients.

If you do not have access to the internet, you may request a paper copy by calling Provider Service at 1-800-950-0051 or (716) 884-3461.

Medical Protocol Updates Available Online

To: All Providers

We recently reviewed 38 medical protocols.

These will be posted online on or before December 31, 2019 and will have an effective date of February 1, 2020, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Please refer to the cover letter for brief summaries of new or changed protocols
  • Please note that some of the protocol updates may not pertain to all members 
  • If you need help finding specific protocol updates, please contact Provider Service at 1-800-950-0051 or (716) 884-3461.

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