Step Therapy

Step therapy is a key part of our prior authorization program that allows us to help your doctor provide you with an appropriate and affordable medication treatment. Before filling a prescription for certain costly "second-step" medications, we require that you first try an effective, but less expensive "first-step" medication.

For example, if you're diagnosed with hypertension, you may be required to initially try an effective and affordable first-step therapy like lisinopril before trying more expensive second-step therapies such as Avapro®'' and Diovan®''.

Please note that:

For a complete listing of step therapy medications, please refer to your Formulary Guide.