Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disorder that's most often found in older people. It comes about when cartilage, a substance that cushions your joints, wears down over time. Symptoms of OA include limited movement or stiffness, and aching joint pains after exercise or periods of rest. OA most often affects joints in the hands, hips, knees, neck and lower back.
Specialty Pharmacy Program for Osteoarthritis:
Members using certain medications for Arthritis can benefit from our Specialty Pharmacy Program. This program can help you better manage arthritis through the use of a specialty pharmacy, helpful educational materials and access to clinical experts 24 hours a day.
Care or Case Management Programs may also be available through your health plan. To learn more, call the number or visit the Web site found on the back of your health insurance ID card.
Your health care provider may be required to get certain injectable Osteoarthritis medications from a specialty pharmacy.