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Updated Prior Authorization Expansion on Physician-administered Drugs


Effective for dates of service on or after Nov. 1, 2023, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will require prior authorization (PA) for the physician-administered medications in the document linked below to ensure use is consistent with the medication’s indication(s) and appropriate clinical guidelines. This change only applies to medications administered to Healthy Connections Medicaid members enrolled in the fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid program.

The list of physician-administered drugs for which a PA is required when administered to a FFS Medicaid member is available in the Procedure Codes section of the Physicians Services provider manual on the SCDHHS website. The list in the manual will be updated with the additional physician-administered drugs requiring a PA beginning Nov. 1, 2023. The list of additional drugs is available here.

Providers can request PAs online from Magellan RX Management at or by calling 1-800-424-8219.

Thank you for your continued support of the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid program.

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