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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Volume 1, General Information : Appendix B: Vendor Drug Program : B.1 Vendor Drug Program : B.1.6 72-Hour Emergency Supply

Federal and Texas law requires that a 72-hour emergency supply of a prescribed drug be provided when a medication is needed without delay and prior authorization is not available. This rule applies to non-preferred drugs on the Preferred Drug List (PDL) and any drug that is affected by a clinical or therapeutic prior authorization edit and needs the prescriber’s prior approval.
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership
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