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Arthritis (osteoarthritis)

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 arthritis:

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.

Adherence and Clinical Management Programs for rheumatoid arthritis are available through BriovaRx®, the OptumRx® specialty pharmacy if you’re using certain medications. These programs can help you achieve better outcomes, at no additional cost, by offering one-to-one guidance, refill reminders, medication and condition information, and access to nurses and pharmacists with specialized training. Call 1-888-739-5820 for more information or to enroll.

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. For more information, please click on the medication’s detail page below.

Specialty medications used to treat osteoarthritis:

Related topics:

The following resources may be helpful for learning more about arthritis, how it’s treated and what medications are used. The links below may also help you to find support services, connect with advocacy groups and learn about new research being done on this condition.

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