Dispensing 72-hour Emergency Prescriptions

72-hour emergency overrides apply to non-preferred drugs on the preferred drug list or drugs subject to clinical prior authorization. Pharmacies will be paid in full for 72-hour emergency prescription claims. Refer to the Emergency Override section in the Pharmacy Provider Procedure Manual for information about submitting a 72-hour emergency prescription claim. The instruction applies to clients traditional Medicaid and Medicaid managed care. We encourage pharmacy staff to review and share the Dispensing 72-hour Emergency Prescriptions instructions and reproduce for staff education.