Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee comprises a multidisciplinary team that meets quarterly to review the Medication Formulary and evaluate the quality of pharmaceutical care our Blue Shield Promise members receive. In addition to maintaining the formulary, the Pharmacy Department manages prior authorizations. This provides a process for physicians and pharmacies to submit requests for medications not currently included in the formulary.

Blue Shield Promise drug formularies

​Formulary changes

Medi-Cal formulary changes

  Formulary changes for 1st QTR 2020 (PDF, 110 KB)]
  Formulary changes for 4th QTR 2019 (PDF, 55 KB)]
  Formulary changes for 3rd QTR 2019 (PDF, 37 KB)]
  Formulary changes for 2nd QTR 2019 (PDF, 35 KB)]
  Formulary changes for 1st QTR 2019 (PDF, 27 KB)

Medicare & Cal MediConnect formulary changes

  Formulary changes for 1st QTR 2020 (PDF, 128 KB)]
  Formulary changes for 4th QTR 2019 (PDF, 72 KB)]
  Formulary changes for 3rd QTR 2019 (PDF, 31 KB)]
  Formulary changes for 2nd QTR 2019 (PDF, 38 KB)]
  Formulary changes for 1st QTR 2019 (PDF, 34 KB)

​Prescription drug prior authorization form

This form is for participating physicians and pharmacies to obtain medications that are not on the Formulary or require prior authorization.

  Prescription drug prior authorization or step therapy exception request form (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Additional pharmacy services

Mail service pharmacy

Your patients can have their maintenance medications delivered to their home or office through CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy with no charge for shipping or delivery.

CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy
Phone: (866) 346-7200 [TTY: 711]
Website: www.caremark.com/wps/portal

Specialty pharmacies

All our network specialty pharmacies, including CVS Specialty pharmacy, are available to all Blue Shield Promise Medicare Part D members. Physicians may call or fax their patient’s prescription to any specialty pharmacy in our network.

CVS Specialty pharmacy
Phone:(800) 237-2767 [TTY: 711]
Fax: (800) 323-2445
Website: www.cvsspecialty.com

Got questions?

For any questions regarding prescriptions or our drug formularies, please call Provider Services:

Phone: (800) 468-9935, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.