NIHB Newsletters and Publications

2017

NIHB Spring 2017 Bulletin

This issue includes:

  • New information on the Guide for Pharmacy Benefits
  • Pharmacist Prescribing Policy Update
  • NIHB Program and Express Scripts

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Non-Insured Health Benefits Program Policy Update-January 2017

This issue includes:

  • Reduction in Dose Limits for Opioids
  • Pharmacist Prescribing Policy Update
  • Pharmacist Initiated Treatment - Update to list of Medications and Conditions

 

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2016

Pharmacy NIHB Newsletter Winter 2016.pdf

This issue includes:

  • Bismuth in Tablet and Suspension
  • Naloxone Reimbursement
  • Medical Assistance in Dying
  • Updates to Extemporaneous Mixture Policy

 

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NIHB Pharmacist Initiated Treatment Policy Treatment Aid

NIHB recently communicated a Pharmacist Initiated Treatment Policy that included a number of conditions and treatments that pharmacists can provide to NIHB patients without prior approval. 

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NIHB Pharmacy Newsletter Fall 2016

This issue includes:

  • 2016 Drug Benefit List
  • Sterile Syringes for Palliative Clients
  • Faxing Pharmacy and MS&E Manual Claim Submissions
  • Adding MS&E Provider Speciality Certifications after Registration

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NIHB MSE Newsletter Summer 2016

This issue includes:

  • Wound care dressing list
  • Changes to incontinence and ostomy supplies price file
  • Policy change – prescriber criteria for low vision aids
  • Policy change – recognition of licensed practical nurses and registered practical nurse as oxygen assessors
  • NIHB 2014/15 annual report link

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Pharmacy NIHB Newsletter Summer 2016

This issue includes:

  • Coverage of bisphosphates
  • NIHB prescriber policy for pharmacy benefits
  • New pharmacist initiated treatment policy
  • Short-term dispensing changes
  • Update on compensation for opioid addictions treatment: methadone, suboxone, and Kadian
  • Opioid dose escalation limit
  • NIHB 2014/15 annual report link

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NIHB - Alberta Wildfire Evacuations - Medication Coverage for First Nations and Inuit Clients

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BoB - Alberta Wildfire Evacuations and Refills.pdf

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NIHB Pharmacy Newsletter - Spring 2016

This issue includes:

  • Updated provider guide for pharmacy benefits
  • Change in listing status of docusate sodium and calcium
  • New pharmacy and NS&E Fillable Claim forms
  • Provider guide for medical supplies and equipment benefits
  • Current provider information
  • New pharmacy registration/change of ownership

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2015

NIHB Newsletter Fall 2015.pdf

This issues contains information on Change to Benzodiazepine Dispensing Frequency from 100 to 30 Days, 2015 Drug Benefit List, Change of Listing Status of Insulin Pump Supplies, New listing of Syringes and Needles, Maximum Allowed Dollar Threshold, Coverage of Extemporaneous Mixtures, Compounds with Diclofenac 

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2014

NIHB Newsletter - Summer 2014

This issue includes information on pharmacist initiated prescriptions for women's health including: emergency contraception, prenatal vitamins, vomiting in pregnancy and vaginal candidiasis, reminder about next day claims verification, what to do when a pharmacy owner changes, point and rewards programs, coordination of benefits.

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NIHB Newsletter - Winter 2014

This issue includes information on prometrium, vitamin E and acne product listing status changes, claim submissions for compounded methadone solution, and the 2014 Updated Drug Benefit List

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