• Specialty Drug List Update

    The HHSC Specialty Drug List was updated March 15, 2014. Superior HealthPlan contracts with AcariaHealth and Caremark to fill specialty medications for our Medicaid Members.  Medications on this list come from the Vendor Drug Program (VDP) or the Texas Provider Procedures Manual Formulary (TPMM). If the Specialty Drug has limited drug distribution and neither company…

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  • Grandfathering Non-preferred Antipsychotic Medications

    The term “grandfathering” refers to when patients are prescribed a preferred drug that later changes to non-preferred status and are allowed to continue taking the originally prescribed medication. Effective January 15, 2014, the Texas Vendor Drug Program list was updated and certain antipsychotic medications were removed from the preferred status. Those include Abilify Maintenna, Zyprexa…

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  • Senate Passage of Medicare SGR Package

    The Senate approved H.R. 4302, the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act.” This same bill was approved by the House last week, and it will be signed into law shortly by President Obama. In addition to providing for a 12-month Medicare SGR “patch,” this bill includes provisions addressing a one year delay of ICD-10 implementation, repeal…

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