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NYS Medicaid Pharmacy Prior Authorization Programs

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lidocaine patch (Lidoderm®)

Prior Authorization Call Line: 1-877-309-9493

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

Prior authorization for lidocaine patch (Lidoderm®) has been implemented to reinforce appropriate use and to ensure utilization consistent with the approved indication. Requests for prior authorization of Lidoderm® 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 Lidoderm® prior authorization requirements:

  • All prescriptions for Lidoderm® must be prior authorized effective July 30, 2008.
  • Prescribers, or their authorized agents, are required to respond to a series of questions that identify the prescriber, the patient and the reason for prescribing this drug.
  • Prescriptions can be written for a 30-day supply with up to 2 refills.
  • The CDRP lidocaine patch (Lidoderm®) Prescriber Worksheet and Instructions provides step-by-step assistance in completing the prior authorization process.