Specialty Medications

Blue Cross NC provides coverage under its medical and prescription drug benefits for medication in accordance with benefit guidelines.

Some of these covered medications are self-administered and are covered only under the pharmacy benefit. Self-administered medications do not require professional administration. Examples of self administered medications are tablets and liquids taken by mouth and injections given subcutaneously (under the skin).

These medications must be filled by a retail or mail order pharmacy participating in the Blue Cross NC pharmacy network. Some self-administered specialty medications must be filled at a specialty pharmacy.

Medical supervision and/or instruction may be required for certain injectable medications.