Texas Medicaid/CHIP Vendor Drug Program
Medicaid Managed Care Expansion Resources
National Provider Identification Expansion for Vendor Drug Program
October 4, 2013
Effective October 15, 2013, pharmacies enrolled in the Medicaid/CHIP Vendor Drug Program (VDP) will be required to submit claims for clients enrolled in Medicaid fee-for-service, Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program, and the Kidney Health Care Program using the individual national provider identification number (NPI) of the prescribing provider or the supervising prescriber where applicable. Texas medical license numbers will no longer be accepted. More about NPI expansion claims processing requirements.
2013-2014 RSV Season
August 30, 2013
Prior approvals for Synagis will be available through the Vendor Drug Program beginning September 23, 2013. The start of the 2013-2014 respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season varies based on a patient’s county of residence, with most areas in Texas beginning October 1, 2013. More about the Synagis process
Vitamin and Mineral Products Available Through VDP Contracted Pharmacies
August 30, 2013
Beginning September 1, 2013, Pharmacies enrolled with the Vendor Drug Program (VDP) will be allowed to provide covered vitamin and mineral products to clients 20 years of age and younger who are enrolled in Medicaid. More on covered vitamin and mineral products
Preferred Drug List Changes effective July 24, 2013
July 22, 2013
2012-2013 RSV Season Extended to March 31, 2013
February 13, 2013
Due to high levels of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) statewide, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will extend the palivizumab season through March 31, 2013, for all counties. More on the 2012-13 RSV Season.