Quality Care Dosing
To help ensure that you get the proper quantity and dosage of your medications, we maintain a list of medications subject to Quality Care Dosing (QCD).
When you fill a prescription for a medication subject to QCD, we electronically check the medication before it's filled to ensure that the quantity and dosage is consistent with the recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), manufacturer, and clinical recommendations.
Specifically, your prescription is reviewed for:
- Dose consolidation. This review checks whether you're taking two or more daily doses of medication that could be replaced with one daily dose that provides the same total amount of medication. Dose consolidation makes it more convenient for you to take your medication—you take fewer pills, instead of several doses or pills daily—and helps control overall pharmacy costs.
- Recommended monthly dosing level. This process checks to see that your monthly dosage of medication is consistent with both the manufacturer's and the FDA's monthly dosing recommendations and clinical information.
For a list of medications subject to QCD, along with associated dosing limits, please refer to your Formulary Guide. You can also visit our website at www.bluecrossma.com, click on Pharmacy Program, and proceed to Quality Care Dosing.
Please note: Your doctor can apply for an exception to QCD guidelines through our Clinical Pharmacy Department when medically necessary.