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Comments Needed on Proposed Prior Authorization Antipsychotics Medication for Children
June 24, 2011

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) Office of Medical Assistance Programs has proposed requirements, thresholds, and medical necessity guidelines for the prior authorization of prescriptions for antipsychotic medication for children under 18 years of age.  A copy of the proposed requirements and guidelines is available. Members are encouraged to review these proposed requirements with physicians, nurses, and utilization management staff. Comments on the proposed requirements should be sent as Microsoft Word documents to DPW at c-crussell@state.pa.us by July 7. PCPA requests that members send a copy of comments to Connell O’Brien (connell@paproviders.org).

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