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Pharmacy Update: Injections for Osteoarthritis no Longer Covered

Starting July 1, 2014, the following medications will no longer be covered for commercial and Medex®' plans with pharmacy benefits.

Medication name: Non–As of July 1, 2014, this medication will be:
Orthovisc Non-covered
Synvisc Non-covered
Synvisc-One Non-covered

How we made this decision
To make this decision, we reviewed new evidence-based guidelines on treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, including guidance from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's Technology Evaluation Center.

We will be notifying impacted members of these changes.

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