HHSC will expand the Medicaid and CHIP benefit this fall. This expansion allows pharmacists to administer certain medications in a pharmacy setting and includes the administration of certain long-acting anti-psychotics, Vivitrol, and flu vaccines. These products will be added to the Medicaid and CHIP formularies. Pharmacies must be reimbursed for the ingredient cost, dispensing fee, and applicable administration fees for each claim processed.

In the following weeks, VDP will publish additional information, including payer sheets.

Pharmacy staff with questions should email vdp-operations@hhsc.state.tx.us.