Anthem Blue Cross (HMO, PPO, EPO)
Nucynta ER (tapentadol)
Drugs for Pain and Fever : Arthritis and Pain Drugs
  • Step Therapy Applies
  • Pain Narcotic: Opioid:
    Age Requirement: >= 18
    Duration: 3 Month(s)
    Documented Diagnosis: Yes
    Medical Test Required: No
    Reauthorization Required: Yes
    Duration of Reauthorization: = 6 month(s)
    Diagnosis Type(s): Severe Pain
    Used for Cancer Patients: Yes
    Around-The-Clock Analgesic Required: Yes
    Morphine Equivalent Dose (MED) Limit: N/A
    Morphine Equivalent Dose (MED) Required: No

  • Quantity Limit: 2 tablets per 1 day(s).
  • Prior Authorization: Pain Narcotic: Opioid:
    Documented Diagnosis: Yes
    Age Requirement: >= 18
    Duration: 3 Month(s)
    Reauthorization Required: Yes

  • PA Applies

  • For FAX form click HERE
    Our electronic prior authorization (ePA) process is the preferred method for submitting pharmacy prior authorization requests. Creating an account is free, easy and helps patients get their medications sooner. You can complete the process through your current electronic health record/electronic medical record (EHR/EMR) system or by using one of these ePA sites:
     Log in to Surescripts
     Log in to CoverMyMeds; For details on drug coverage click HERE;