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March 2022 Medicare Drug List Updates: Fifty-two (52) medications added to 2022 Medicare Part D Drug plan formularies.

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published on 2022-03-29 14:09:28


The recently released March 2022 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan formulary (drug lists) data is now online and included in our Formulary Browser and Q1Rx Drug Finder.

The March formulary updates include the addition of 52 new National Drug Codes (NDCs), representing 37 different prescription drugs, many with multiple strengths.

The formulary updates impact both stand-alone Medicare Part D plans (PDPs) and Medicare Advantage plans with drug coverage (MAPDs).


Highlights of the March 2022 Formulary update include twelve (12) newly-added brand-name drugs

The March drug data updates include twenty-two (22) new brand-name drugs, twelve (12) of which are newly introduced brand-name drugs, some with multiple strengths. These drugs include:
  • BESREMI®,
  • CENTANY®,
  • EPRONTIA®,
  • EXKIVITY®,
  • LIVMARLI®,
  • LIVTENCITY®,
  • OPZELURA®,
  • QULIPTA®,
  • SCEMBLIX®,
  • TICOVAC®,
  • TRUDHESA®, and
  • VUITY®.

The March 2022 Formulary update includes three (3) newly-added generic drugs

The March Medicare Part D drug data also includes fifteen (15) new generic medications, three (3) of which are newly-introduced generic drugs.  These new generic drugs include:
  • CLORAZEPATE [TRANXENE T-TAB®],
  • CLORAZEPATE [TRANXENE®], and
  • ROSUVASTATIN-EZETIMIBE [ROSZET®].

Please note that these new generic and brand-name drugs are not available on all Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage drug plans - and you can review the chart to see the (often limited) number of plan formularies that now include these drugs.


Reminders about Medicare prescription drug plan formulary changes
  1. Medicare Part D plans (PDPs and MAPDs) can change their formulary or drug list during the year and may drop one of your formulary medication mid-year for specific Medicare-allowable reasons (such as a new generic drug is available), but there are steps you can take if your medication is no longer covered by your prescription drug plan.

  2. Your Medicare Part D plan will notify you if the plan drops a medication you are currently using.

Good to know: What is the NDC?

The NDC or National Drug Code is used to uniquely identify a particular drug, manufacturer, strength, and packaging combination. The NDC is often shown on your prescription bottle as an 11-digit code (see the charts below) or could be formatted as 00000-0000-00 where the first set of numbers identifies the drug manufacturer, the second set of number identifies the product and strength, and the third set of numbers identifies the packaging.  You can read more here: https://Q1FAQ.com/155.html


Summary of March 2022 NDC changes

There are many reasons for NDCs to be added to the Medicare Part D program, a summary for all 52 new March 2022 NDCs is as follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Drug15
New Drug and Strength20
New Manufacturer and Delivery Form2
New Manufacturer and Strength4
New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form1
New Strength10
Grand Total52

The following chart details the 52 new manufacturer / drug-strength / packaging combinations (NDCs) that were added to one or more Medicare Part D formularies in the most recent updates -- as you will notices, some drugs are only covered by a few Medicare plans.

You can click on the Drug Name below to go to our Q1Medicare.com Drug Finder (Q1Rx.com) and see the details of how this drug is covered by all Medicare Part D plans (PDPs) in Florida (our example state).  You can then change the state in our search form for details of drug coverage in your service area.

NDC Drug Name Number of
PDP Formularies*
Number of
MAPD Formularies*
Notes
00071311223ACCURETIC 10-12.5 MG TABLET23New Strength
00071521223ACCURETIC 20-12.5 MG TABLET23New Strength
51672138409ADAPALENE-BNZYL PEROX 0.3-2.5% GEL W/PUMP [Epiduo]112New Strength
73536050001BESREMI 500 MCG/ML SYRINGE57376New Drug
43538030030CENTANY 2% OINTMENT04New Drug
13107032001CLORAZEPATE 7.5 MG TABLET [Tranxene T-Tab]63402New Drug and Strength
13107032101CLORAZEPATE 15 MG TABLET [Tranxene]63403New Drug and Strength
13107031901CLORAZEPATE 3.75 MG TABLET [Tranxene]63402New Drug and Strength
50222026006DOVONEX 0.005% CREAM (G)22New Drug
63304061501DOXYCYCLINE MONO 75 MG CAPSULE [Okebo]1274New Drug
00024591102DUPIXENT 100 MG/0.67 ML SYRINGE38272New Strength
61958220501EPCLUSA 150-37.5 MG PELLET PACK36223New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
61958220401EPCLUSA 200-50 MG PELLET PACK36223New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
52652900101EPRONTIA 25 MG/ML SOLUTION38348New Drug
67877072131EVEROLIMUS 1 MG TABLET [Zortress]62402New Manufacturer and Strength
63020004012EXKIVITY 40 MG CAPSULE63403New Drug
16729056101HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE 100 MG TABLET13147New Drug and Strength
16729056201HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE 300 MG TABLET13104New Drug and Strength
16729056301HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE 400 MG TABLET13104New Drug and Strength
61269060510KLONOPIN 0.5 MG TABLET01New Manufacturer and Strength
61269062010KLONOPIN 2 MG TABLET01New Manufacturer and Strength
62559030690LIPOFEN 150 MG CAPSULE139New Drug
79378011001LIVMARLI 9.5 MG/ML ORAL SOLUTION665New Drug
64764080056LIVTENCITY 200 MG TABLET766New Drug
13107008499LORAZEPAM 1 MG TABLET [Ativan]63403New Manufacturer and Strength
51862064801MICROGESTIN 24 FE 1 MG-20 MCG TABLET [Tarina Fe 1/20]37216New Strength
00781717612NALOXONE HCL 4 MG NASAL SPRAY [Narcan]51359New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
54436032530NOCDURNA 27.7 MCG TABLET SL TABLET RAPDIS037New Drug and Strength
54436035030NOCDURNA 55.3 MCG TABLET SL TABLET RAPDIS037New Drug and Strength
65862089888NYLIA 1-35 28 TABLET [Pirmella]55352New Strength
50881000705OPZELURA 1.5% CREAM (G)125New Drug
72786011103OXBRYTA 300 MG TABLET FOR SUSP8111New Strength
72887068203OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 7.5-300 TABLET [Prolate]29New Strength
60505437803PAXIL CR 25 MG TABLET ER 24H01New Strength
43598063401PENICILLAMINE 250 MG CAPSULE [Cuprimine]489New Drug
66993084435PREDNISOLONE ODT 10 MG TABLET RAPDIS [Orapred ODT]4110New Drug and Strength
66993084535PREDNISOLONE ODT 15 MG TABLET RAPDIS [Orapred ODT]4112New Drug and Strength
66993084635PREDNISOLONE ODT 30 MG TABLET RAPDIS [Orapred ODT]4110New Drug and Strength
00074709530QULIPTA 10 MG TABLET08New Drug and Strength
00074709630QULIPTA 30 MG TABLET08New Drug and Strength
00074709430QULIPTA 60 MG TABLET08New Drug and Strength
82120012630ROSUVASTATIN-EZETIMIBE 10-10MG TABLET [ROSZET]012New Drug and Strength
82120012730ROSUVASTATIN-EZETIMIBE 20-10MG TABLET [ROSZET]012New Drug and Strength
82120012830ROSUVASTATIN-EZETIMIBE 40-10MG TABLET [ROSZET]012New Drug and Strength
82120012530ROSUVASTATIN-EZETIMIBE 5-10 MG TABLET [ROSZET]012New Drug and Strength
00078109120SCEMBLIX 20 MG TABLET63403New Drug and Strength
00078109820SCEMBLIX 40 MG TABLET63403New Drug and Strength
43538092060SYNALAR 0.01% SOLUTION01New Drug
00069041102TICOVAC 2.4 MCG/0.5 ML SYRINGE54314New Drug
60505265901TRAZODONE 300 MG TABLET [Desyrel]48260New Strength
77530072504TRUDHESA NASAL SPRAY/PUMP221New Drug
00074709804VUITY 1.25% EYE DROPS04New Drug


Our online Formulary Browser and Drug Finder

You can review any Medicare plan formulary using the Q1Medicare.com Formulary Browser found at: FormularyBrowser.com or compare how any medication is covered on all Medicare plans in your Service Area using our Drug Finder found at: Q1Rx.com.






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