Buckeye Health Plan is committed to providing appropriate, high-quality, and cost-effective drug therapy to all Buckeye Health Plan members. Buckeye Health Plan covers prescription medications and certain over-the-counter medications with a written order from a Buckeye Health Plan provider. The pharmacy program does not cover all medications. Some medications may require prior authorization and some may have limitations. Other medically necessary pharmacy services are covered as well.

PDL Updates

Buckeye Health Plan routinely reviews medications available on the Preferred Drug List. Items are added, removed or modified periodically due to industry standard, market availability, and/or assessment of use. The document below outlines changes to the published PDL for the current quarter.

Buckeye Health Plan (BHP) routinely reviews their Prior Authorization (PA) and Medical Necessity (MN) criteria. Decisions on PA and MN criteria content are coordinated with input from pharmacy and medical practitioners, Buckeye Health Plan representatives, and review of current available medical literature and professional standards of practice. Below is the list of changes to the Medicaid criteria this quarter.