Blue Review
A newsletter for physician, professional, facility, ancillary and Medicaid providers

August 2021

Pharmacy Benefits

As a participating practitioner, you are given a list of reviewed and updated drugs throughout the year.

For certain drugs, we have quantity limits and/or may require prior authorization before we approve any benefits for the drug. Prior approval and quantity limits are in place to ensure we are following current medically appropriate drug guidelines.

For more information regarding our Pharmacy programs, visit the Pharmacy Program section on the BCBSTX provider website. For Federal Employee Program (FEP®) members, information can be found at We encourage you to check the website regularly and watch for updates in this newsletter.

You can find the following information on our website:

  • Formulary lists, including restrictions and preferences
  • How to use our pharmacy procedures
  • An explanation of limits or quotas
  • How you can provide information to support an exception request
  • The process for generic drug substitutions, therapeutic interchange and step-therapy protocols

BCBSTX distributes the Roles and Responsibilities Notification to our practitioners annually to keep you informed about important topics that impact you and your practice.