Updates to Medicaid Preferred Drug List Scheduled for Nov. 15

Published on
October 19, 2021

HHSC will publish an update to the Texas Medicaid Preferred Drug List (PDL) on Monday, Nov. 15. The update includes a change approved at the July 23, 2021, Drug Utilization Review Board meeting.  The PDL published on July 29 contains decisions from the Jan. 22 and April 23 meetings. The table below summarizes the changes from the Nov. meeting. HHSC will update the PDL Criteria Guide (PDF), used to evaluate the PDL prior authorization requests, by Nov. 1.

Drug Name National Drug Codes Current status Nov 15, 2021, PDL Status
Lotemax (loteprednol) suspension
  • 24208029905
  • 24208029910
  • 24208029915
Non-Preferred Preferred