For your convenience, the following links summarize what our network providers need to know about our 2017 product changes, enhancements and innovations, for both commercial and Medicare Advantage.
Highmark offers a variety of commercial products to meet our members' needs. In 2017, we are introducing Conemaugh Region Connect Blue EPO in western Pennsylvania. Connect Blue EPO will be available in 2017, along with Highmark's other commercial products.
We've gathered the following resources to answer some common questions from our network providers.
Medicare Advantage Summary
Access the following important updates and information regarding our Medicare Advantage products for 2017.
MA Closed Formulary
The complete list of drugs included in the MA Closed Formulary is available online at 2017 Medicare-Approved Closed Formulary.
- Four drugs added; one drug deleted
- Prior Authorization added to 11 drugs
- Quantity Level Limits added to 71 drugs; modified for nine drugs
- Drugs moved to a higher tier (continue to have a mixed-tier structure)
- Tier 3 = five drugs
- Tier 4 = 17 drugs
MA Incentive Formulary
The complete list of drugs included in the MA Incentive Formulary is available online at 2017 Medicare-Approved Incentive Formulary.
- Added two drugs (Tier 5/Specialty with Prior Authorization)
- Prior Authorization added to 19 drugs
- Quantity Level Limits added to 107 drugs; modified for four drugs
- Drugs moved to a higher tier
- Tier 3 = six drugs
- Tier 4 = 18 drugs
Last updated on 11/7/2017