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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Appendix B: Vendor Drug Program : B.1 Vendor Drug Program : B.1.3 VDP Formulary Information

B.1.3
VDP drug formulary information is available to health-care providers to help their clients efficiently get their medications. Information includes which state health-care program covers the drug, whether a drug is on the Medicaid Preferred Drug List (PDL), whether a Medicaid non-preferred prior authorization or clinical prior authorization is required, and other important drug information. VDP drug formulary information is available:
Online at www.txvendordrug.com (All state health-care program formulary information with prior authorization type (PDL or clinical) required indicator)
Online at www.txvendordrug.com/formulary/enhanced-form-search.shtml. Here providers can find Medicaid drug formulary and PDL information with links attached to selected non-preferred drugs that will guide providers to the preferred drugs in that therapeutic class.
Providers are eligible to register for Epocrates, which is a free drug information service that can be downloaded to the provider’s mobile device. In addition to listing a drug’s preferred status, Epocrates includes drug monographs, dosing information, and warnings. For more information, go to www.epocrates.com.

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