List of Covered Drugs

Formulary

The L.A. Care formulary is a list of covered drugs called a formulary. Drugs on this list have been approved by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. The formulary is designed to represent a variety of clinically and cost-effective pharmacotherapeutic options for your patients. Coverage of medications can vary from plan to plan. L.A. Care can provide your patients a copy of the formulary in their preferred language, large print, audio, or alternate format.
 

You can view our complete list of formularies under the Resources sidebar to your right. 

Formulary Updates

L.A. Care ensures that the formulary meets the needs of our members and providers by making changes as necessary. You can view upcoming changes to the L.A. Care formularies that affect the following lines of business:

  • Medi-Cal (MCLA)
  • L.A. Care Covered and L.A. Care Covered Direct (LACC and LACCD)
  • In-home Support Services (PASC-SEIU)

You can view the Formulary Updates below:

October 2018 Formulary Updates
September 2018 Formulary Updates
August 2018 Formulary Updates
July 2018 Formulary Updates
June 2018 Formulary Updates
May 2018 Formulary Updates
April 2018 Formulary Updates
March 2018 Formulary Updates
February 2018 Formulary Updates
January 2018 Formulary Updates
January - December 2017: Formulary Updates

Plan Partner Drug Coverage

If your patient receives health coverage through an L.A. Care Plan Partner – Anthem Blue Cross, Care 1st Health Plan, or Kaiser Permanente – then they must use pharmacies in that Plan Partner’s network. The list of covered drugs may also be different for each Plan Partner. Please refer members with Plan Partner Health Coverage to their designated health plan provider for formulary information.
 

Restrictions to Coverage and Coverage Exceptions

Restrictions to coverage apply for certain prescription drugs. The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee develops restrictions to help our members use drugs in the most safe and effective ways. Some restrictions impact overall drug cost, which keeps our members’ drug coverage more affordable. Other restrictions are designed to promote safe use of particular agents, such as opioids. If you need assistance with the drug exception request process, please contact L.A. Care Member Services, Provider line 866-522-2736.

You may also find the Medicare Prescription Drug Determination Request Form, specific to Cal MediConnect members by visiting the Prescription Drug Prior Authorizations page.
 

Updates to the Formulary – New drug additions and deletions

L.A. Care Formularies are continually updated to provide safe, appropriate, and cost-effective drug therapies. L.A. Care encourages our network physicians and pharmacists to provide suggestions and comments for formulary additions and changes. If you would like to recommend that a specific drug be added to the formulary or coverage be changed for an existing drug, you may access the Formulary Drug Review Request Form found in the Resources box. If you have questions regarding formulary updates, please contact L.A. Care Member Services Provider Line at 866-522-2736.

You can view the latest changes to the formulary in the blue box below.