INDUSTRY WATCH: July/August 2014

CoverMyMeds Forms New Partnership

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has become the first Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan to enable electronic pharmacy PA requests and autodetermination with CoverMyMeds.

CoverMyMeds, in partnership with Prime Therapeutics, has implemented the CoverMyMeds ePA platform for real-time interaction for prescribers, pharmacies, and BCBSNC staff.

According to Julie Hessick, manager of PBM and plan accounts for CoverMyMeds, the process allows the prescriber’s office to initiate and complete the PA process within their e-prescribing or electronic medical record application. The PA transaction uses patient eligibility for formulary lookup to populate the correct criteria and questions sets.