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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

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 (All state health-care program formulary information with prior authorization type (PDL or clinical) required indicator)
Online at 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

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