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NYS Medicaid Pharmacy Prior Authorization Programs

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Anabolic Steroids

Prior Authorization Fax Line: 1-800-268-2990

Prior authorization of Anabolic Steroids has been implemented to reinforce appropriate use and to ensure utilization consistent with approved indications. Requests for prior authorization of Anabolic Steroids can be initiated by either prescribers or their authorized agents. An authorized agent is an employee of the prescribing practitioner and has access to the patient's medical records (i.e. nurse, medical assistant).

The following is general information about Anabolic Steroids prior authorization requirements:

  • Effective February 21, 2013, all prescriptions for Anabolic Steroids must be prior authorized under the Clinical Drug Review Program (CDRP).
  • Prescribers or authorized agents are required to respond to a series of questions that identify the prescriber, the patient and the reason for prescribing a drug in this class.
  • The Anabolic Steroids Prior Authorization Worksheet is required to complete the prior authorization process for Anabolic Steroids.