Government of New Brunswick

Drugs for the management of active or latent tuberculosis (TB) infection are funded by Public Health for any patient (regardless of permanent residence) who presents a prescription on which “TB Plan” is written by the prescriber.

Claims submitted by participating providers must include the following information:
 

Field Information Required
Carrier ID NB
Group Number or Code P (Note: this also applies to New Brunswick Drug Plans beneficiaries.)
Client ID Patient’s NB Medicare number. (Note: this also applies to New Brunswick Drug Plans beneficiaries.)

In cases where an individual is eligible but resides out-of-province enter “999 999 999” in place of the Medicare number.
Patient Code Leave blank
Patient Name Patient's first and last name
Patient DOB Patient's date of birth
Prescriber ID Please refer to New Brunswick Drug Plans Claim Submissions
Prescriber ID Reference Code Please refer to New Brunswick Drug Plans Claim Submissions
DIN / PIN Drug Identification Number / Product Identification Number
Quantity Quantity dispensed
Drug Cost / Product Value Please refer to Dispensing Fees and Drug Cost Reimbursement
Cost Upcharge Please refer to Dispensing Fees and Drug Cost Reimbursement
Dispensing Fee Please refer to Dispensing Fees and Drug Cost Reimbursement

The drugs covered by the TB Plan are listed in the New Brunswick Drug Plans Formulary. First-line drugs for the treatment of TB (ethambutol, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and rifampin) do not require special authorization. Coverage of second-line drugs must be requested through special authorization and the criteria met in order for coverage to be approved.

Pharmacists are encouraged to confirm if the special authorization has been approved before ordering or dispensing the drug by calling the New Brunswick Drug Plans Inquiry line at 1-800-332-3691.