Part D Coverage Determination and Appeal Requests

Asking for Prescription Drugs to be Covered

You can fill out this request form (see below) to begin the process, your physician will need to fill out the Part D Coverage Determination form, which you can download and print by clicking the following link:
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Provider Communication Form

Standard requests have a 72-hour timeframe to resolve the request, which begins once the prescribing physician or prescriber provides supporting documentation.

Expedited requests have a 24-hour timeframe to resolve the request, which begins once the prescribing physician or prescriber provides supporting documentation.

Coverage Determinations—You or your physician requests a drug from FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP, such as a drug that is not on the formulary. FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP) works with its Pharmacy Benefits Manager, Navitus Health Solutions to review Coverage Determinations. Your request will reviewed and a coverage decision will be provided to you and your physician. You may ask for an expedited coverage decision if you feel you need a fast decision.

Appeals—if we deny coverage or payment for a prescription that you think we should cover or pay for, you may request an appeal. You can ask us to “expedite” or give you a quick decision if we have denied coverage (but not if your appeal is related to payment for services you already received).

Medicare Part D Coverage Determination and Appeal Request Form



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FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
Attn:  Customer Service
1901 West Loop 289, Suite 9
Lubbock, TX 79407

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