Managed Care Expansion Resources

March 1, 2015

Pharmacy resources for the March 1 managed care expansions, including STAR+PLUS nursing home services and the dual eligible integrated care project.

What We Do

The Medicaid/CHIP Vendor Drug Program:

  • Enrolls pharmacy providers that want to provide Medicaid and CHIP services;
  • Manages the State of Texas Medicaid and CHIP formularies;
  • Processes out-patient pharmacy prescription claims for Medicaid fee-for-service, the Texas Women's Health Program, the DSHS Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program, and the DSHS Kidney Health Care (KHC) program.

Continuing Education

Watch these multi-part guides to learn about dispensing Texas Medicaid prescriptions, DME, and pharmacy prior authorization:

training videos for pharmacists

Training videos for pharmacy staff 

Chapters include Obtaining a Prior Authorization, Dispensing a 72-hour emergency supply, Confirming eligibility, and Durable medical equipment.

training videos for physicians

Training videos for physicians

Chapters include Preferred Drug List, E-Prescribing (E-Rx), and 72-hour Emergency Prescription Claims.

News Highlights

Changes To Ingredient Cost Calculation, Dispensing Fee

March 1, 2015

Later this fall VDP will change how it prices drugs and reimburses pharmacy providers by changing the ingredient cost and dispensing fee. The new rates include ingredient costs that differ by pharmacy type and a dispensing fee formula that contains a variable component. More about ingredient cost and dispensing fee changes.