March 7, 2014




All Blue Cross Contracting Providers


Connie Winkley – Education/Communication Coordinator
Institutional Provider Relations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.
An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association


Electronic Prior Authorization through CoverMyMeds

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has partnered with CoverMyMeds to provide a completely electronic drug prior authorization (PA) process.  This new integration allows CoverMyMeds users to submit PA requests in real time and receive a response directly in their CoverMyMeds account.  CoverMyMeds provides a 100% free service to physicians and pharmacies that help them submit PA requests for nearly all drugs for which BCBSKS requires prior authorization.

Begin using this tool by logging onto create a free account. Complete and submit PA requests online, and receive a response within your account and by fax. Typical turnaround time is three to five business days, but many reviews are completed in two to three days.

To learn more about CoverMyMeds, please call 1-866-452-5017 or click on the link below to access a CoverMyMeds informational flyer.

Please Note:  Coverage for immunizations is provided under the medical benefit. Both the drug and administration fee will reject at the pharmacy with the message “VACCINES NOT COVERED AT PHARMACY”.

If you have questions regarding CoverMyMeds, please contact your Institutional Provider Representative.  Denny Hartman can be reached at 1-316-269-1602; Cindy Garrison at 1-785-291-8862 and Janne Adams-Denton at 1-785-291-8813.