LABA/Inhaled Steroid Review

Express Scripts is administering an approval of LABA/inhaled steroids for some primary payers. Our patients may come to us with a form letter recommending we call an 800 number to get approval of the LABA/inhaled steroid.  We were assured that this is to keep PCPs from using LABA/inhaled steroids for "colds", not to keep these medications from asthma patients that need them. We talked with the leaders at Express Scripts and they said we can submit a form or go online to establish the reasons we are using LABA/inhaled steroids rather than calling. Their website and the form are in the Members Only section of the TAAIS website.