Communications/Benefacts

Pharmacy providers - Communications/Benefacts

Alberta Blue Cross now offers online access to the most current up-to-date Pharmacy Benefacts and supplemental claiming information to assist with the submission of your direct bill drug claims.

Current

  • Benefact number 712
    2017/2018 holiday hours & 2018 Cheque Run Schedule
  • Benefact number 697
    Drug Mifegymiso added to the Alberta Public Health Activities Program (APHAP) Women's Choice Program
  • Benefact number 695
    Alberta Health Services adds products to QuitCore program (Group number 23699, Section A)
  • Benefact number 692
    Coverage criteria updates for select benefits of Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) health benefit programs
  • Benefact number 679
    National Poison Prevention Week is March 19 to 25 - help to protect children from medication poisoning
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 677
    Pan-Canadian Competitive Value Price Initiative for Generic Drugs
  • Benefact number 673
    Changes to allowable charges for nutritional products eligible under Government of Alberta-sponsored drug programs (updated February 22, 2017)
  • Benefact number 672
    Naloxone update – Naloxone moves to unscheduled drug status and future Take Home Naloxone kits will include three vials of naloxone
  • Benefact number 670
    Reminder: ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan change to coverage for proton pump inhibitors effective February 1, 2017
  • Benefact number 668
    Reminder #2-Alberta Health's change to coverage for proton pump inhibitors under Alberta government sponsored programs takes effect February 1
  • Benefact number 662
    Reminder #1-Alberta Health's change to coverage for proton pump inhibitors under Alberta government sponsored programs takes effect February 1
  • Benefact number 654
    2016/2017 holiday hours schedule and 2017 payment schedule
  • Benefact number 653
    Alberta Blue Cross to administer prescription drug benefits for Lethbridge Family Services – Group 79716
  • Benefact number 651
    ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan – January 1, 2017 plan changes
  • Benefact number 650
    Urgent notification – Electronic Funds Transfer payment summaries date error
  • Benefact number 646
    Helping Alberta seniors to prevent falls
  • Alberta Blue Cross Pharmacy Provider Survey
    Alberta Blue Cross Pharmacy Provider Survey available online until October 7, 2016
  • Benefact number 644
    Real Time authorizations over 100 days’ supply
  • Benefact number 633
    Maintenance Medication Program (MMP) reminder
  • Benefact number 630
    ASEBP introduces TARP, maintenance medication dispensing fee maximums and changes to Special Authorization renewals
  • Benefact number 627
    Enhanced validation of correct prescriber identification numbers
  • Benefact number 623
    Disruption of postal services
  • Benefact number 563
    Notice to Alberta pharmacies regarding participation in the provision of Naloxone
  • Benefact number 612
    Naloxone update-naloxone moves to Schedule 2 status
  • Benefact number 610
    Reminder: emergency drug coverage for evacuated Fort McMurray, Alberta residents
  • Benefact number 607
    Emergency drug coverage for evacuated Fort McMurray, Alberta residents
  • Benefact number 596
    Alberta Blue Cross to administer prescription drug benefits for The Banff Centre – Group 79321
  • Benefact number 585
    Maintenance Medication Program (MMP)
    MMP editing effective March 1, 2016
  • Benefact number 581
    Unit of Issue changes form “cartridge” to “dose”
  • Benefact number 578
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ABDL) Interim Update Now Available Online
  • Benefact number 576
    Explore the pharmacy providers section of the Alberta Blue Cross web site for additional resources
  • Benefact number 575
    Update on the Naloxone Program
  • Benefact number 574
    Generic pricing changes introduced for most private plans
  • Benefact number 569
    Important information to assist with submitting manual Drug Claim Forms
  • Benefact number 567
    2015/2016 holiday hours schedule and 2016 payment schedule
  • Benefact number 560
    Alberta Health Insulin Pump Therapy Program claiming tips
  • Benefact number 557
    ASEBP Enhanced Special Authorization Process Update
  • Benefact number 555
    Alberta Public Health Activities Program (APHAP)
  • Benefact number 549
    Alberta Public Health Activities Program (APHAP)
  • Benefact number 548
    Eligibility guidelines for topical diclofenac compounds
  • Benefact number 540
    Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP)— September 1, 2015
  • Benefact number 536
    Preferred Provider Networks (PPN) or providing discounts on prescription drugs
  • Benefact number 535
    Enhancing the coordination of benefits adjudication process
  • Medavie Blue Cross processing Federal claims
    Effective Jan. 19, 2015, Medavie will be processing all online and paper pharmacy/drug claims for all regions in Canada
  • Pharmacy Provider Website
    Additional resources now available on the Alberta Blue Cross web site

Drug status

  • Benefact number 711
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 710
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 709
    Product Supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 706
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 704
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 703
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 701
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 700
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 699
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 698
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 696
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 693
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 690
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 689
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 688
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 687
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 686
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 685
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 684
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 681
    April 1, 2017 Full Updates for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Alberta Human Services Drug Benefit Supplement (HSDBS) and Palliative Coverage Drug Benefit Supplement (PCDBS).
  • Benefact number 679
    National Poison Prevention Week is March 19 to 25 - help to protect children from medication poisoning
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 678
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 676
    Highlights of Interchangeable Bimatoprost Drug Product added to the Alberta Dug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 675
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 674
    Temporary benefit added, removal of temporary benefit and product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 671
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 669
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 667
    Select drug products for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) eligible for coverage via Step Therapy on the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 664
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 663
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 661
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 657
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 660
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 659
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 658
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 652
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 649
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 648
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 647
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 645
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 643
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 642
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 641
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 640
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online.
    Effective October 1, 2016, the following Drug Products will be removed from the ADBL as the Manufacturers of these products did not comply with the amended Price Policy.
  • Benefact number 634
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 637
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 636
    Alberta Adult Health Benefit (AAHB)
    Alberta Children’s Services (ACS)
    Alberta Human Services (AISH)
    Maximum Days’ Supply product limitation guidelines
  • Benefact number 635
    Coverage for Docusate Calcium, Docusate Sodium, including combination products for GNWT health benefit programs discontinued
  • Benefact number 631
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 629
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 628
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 626
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 625
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 624
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 622
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 621
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 620
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 619
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 618
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 617
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 616
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 614
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of Temporary Benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 613
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 611
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of Temporary Benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 609
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 608
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 606
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 605
    Transition Period Ending for Products Removed from the April 1, 2016 Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 604
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 603
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 601
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 599
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 598
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 597
    April 1, 2016 Full Updates for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL), Alberta Human Services Drug Benefit Supplement (HSDBS), and Palliative Coverage Drug Benefit Supplement (PCDBS)
  • Benefact number 595
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 594
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 593
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 592
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 591
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 589
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 588
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 587
    Pan-Canadian Competitive Value Price Initiative for Generic Drugs
  • Benefact number 586
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 584
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ABDL) Interim Update Now Available Online
  • Benefact number 582
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 580
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 579
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 577
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 573
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 571
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 570
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ABDL) Interim Update Now Available Online
  • Benefact number 568
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 566
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 564
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 562
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 561
    Alberta Drug Benefit (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 559
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 556
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 552
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 547
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 546
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 545
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 544
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 543
    Minimum quantity edit applied to drug products
  • Benefact number 542
    Appropriate unit of issue for the billing of Holkira Pak
  • Benefact number 541
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 539
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 538
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 537
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 534
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 533
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 532
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 531
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 530
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 529
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 528
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 526
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 525
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 524
    Temporary benefit added to Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 523
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 522
    Botox and Xeomin moving to special authorization status on privately managed plans
  • Benefact number 521
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 520
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 519
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 518
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 517
    April 1, 2015 Full Updates for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL), Alberta Human Services Drug Benefit Supplement (HSDBS) and Palliative Coverage Drug Benefit Supplement (PCDBS).
  • Benefact number 516
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 515
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 514
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 513
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 512
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 511
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 510
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 509
    Pan-Canadian Competitive Value Price Initiative for Generic Drugs
  • Benefact number 508
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 505
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 504
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 502
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 501
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 499
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 495
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 494
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 491
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 491
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 488
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 486
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 485
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 484
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Human Services Drug Benefit Supplement (HSDBS)
  • Benefact number 481
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 478
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 477
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 476
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)

Frequently referenced

Most commonly referenced

Diabetic therapy

Pharmaceutical services

Step therapy

  • Benefact number 667
    Select drug products for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) eligible for coverage via Step Therapy on the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 482
    Step Therapy drugs
  • Benefact number 324
    Alberta Blue Cross group and individual plans—Step Therapy program
  • Benefact number 322
    Onglyza (saxagliptin) eligible for coverage via Step Therapy on the AHWDBL
  • Benefact number 293
    Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan – Step Therapy Program

Optional special authorization (OSA)

Smoking cessation

Pan-Canadian competitive value price initiative

Compound prescriptions

Alberta Public Health Activities Program

Limited restriction benefits

  • Benefact number 335
    Coverage criteria for Champix revised for Alberta Government sponsored programs
  • Benefact number 276
    Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg Tablets Restricted Benefit for Drug Programs Sponsored by Alberta Government
  • Benefact number 116
    Plavix added to the AHWDBL as a Limited Restricted Benefit
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