March 6, 2018

March 2, 2018

Beginning Apr. 2, VDP will enhance the restriction on the use of opioid cough and cold products for people enrolled in Medicaid fee-for-service to deny coverage of these products for people less than 18 years of age. This restriction is based on the FDA’s drug safety communication regarding limiting the use of prescription opioid cough and cold products to adults 18 years of age and older.

February 14, 2018

Preferred drugs are medications recommended by the Texas Drug Utilization Review Board.

February 13, 2018

A monthly update of the crosswalk identifying relationships between National Drug Codes (NDC) and Medicaid payable Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes.

A quarterly update of the drug labeler file identifying participation in the CMS Drug Medicaid Rebate Program. 

February 9, 2018

Texas Health and Human Services covers mosquito repellents for the prevention of the Zika virus. The benefit is available beginning Feb. 12, 2018, and will run continuously year-round.

The Texas Drug Utilization Review Board met recently to make recommendations about clinical prior authorizations and the preferred drug list.

The Texas VDP Pharmacy Provider Procedure Manual defines policies and procedures that pharmacy providers enrolled with VDP must follow pertaining to outpatient pharmacy claims.

February 8, 2018

The Texas Drug Utilization Review Board met recently to make recommendations about clinical prior authorizations and the preferred drug list.

February 1, 2018

Preferred drugs are medications recommended by the Texas Drug Utilization Review Board.  The Texas Preferred Drug List is usually published every January and July. This year the update was delayed until Feb. 1 and only included changes approved at the July 2017 Drug Utilization Review Board.

January 23, 2018

A monthly update of the crosswalk identifying relationships between National Drug Codes (NDC) and Medicaid payable Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes.

January 12, 2018

A monthly update of the crosswalk identifying relationships between National Drug Codes (NDC) and Medicaid payable Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes.

January 4, 2018

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