BWC Drug Search Help
The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Drug Look Up Tool helps provide additional information on BWC coverage. Please Note: This site should be used for REFERENCE ONLY. It is not to be used to verify payment of a product by Ohio BWC. Coverage should be based on the response received from the pharmacy claims processor and not solely on the information on this site. Information provided on this page is regularly updated and should only be viewed as a reference for the date listed on the search results page.
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- Drug Code
- This field displays the National Drug Code (NDC) associated with the medication. The NDC is an 11-digit, 3-segment number. The segments can be used to identify the labeler of the medication, the product (within the scope of the labeler) and the package size.
- Brand Status
- This field displays whether the associated medication is considered a brand or generic medication in the OH BWC claim adjudication system.
- Product Description
- An abbreviated description of the medication, which is typically comprised of the product name, dosage form and strength. Dosage form may be abbreviated as follows:
TAB = TabletCAP = CapsuleINJ = InjectionSOL = SolutionSUS = SuspensionPOW = PowderSYP = SyrupSUP = Suppository
- Route of Administration
- Describes how the medication is to be taken or used (e.g. oral, injection, etc.)
- The package size represents the number of dosage units included in one package.
- Prior Authorization Required
- Prior Authorization Required indicates whether the medication requires prior authorization before it will be paid by OH BWC. It should be noted that certain medications may have additional limitations in place for coverage (e.g., age, gender, dose, etc.) and may require a prior authorization when the prescribing falls outside of these limits. For those medications where YES is indicated, additional information from a provider may be needed before the medication can be processed.
- Active Allowed Plan Diagnosis Required
- The Active Allowed Plan Diagnosis Required (AAPDR) field indicates whether an ICD 10 code is required.