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MA Bulletins on Pharmacy Changes Issued
January 31, 2012

The Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) has issued several bulletins related to pharmacy services.

MA Bulletin 01-12-01 et al., Preferred Drug List (PDL) Update February 2012 - Pharmacy Services, identifies changes to the PDL for the MA Fee-for-Service (FFS) program effective February 13. Among the drug classes affected are Antidepressants-Other, Antidepressants-SSRIs, Antipsychotics, and Stimulants and Related Agents. The bulletin and related handbook pages are available from the link.

MA Bulletin 01-12-02 et al., Prior Authorization of Antidepressants, Other - Pharmacy Services, effective February 13, issues instructions for the prior authorization process. The bulletin and related handbook pages are available from the link.

MA Bulletin 01-12-06 et al., Prior Authorization of Cymbalta – Pharmacy Services, effective February 13, provides information about prior authorization procedures for use of Cymbalta in the MA FFS program. The bulletin and related handbook pages are available from the link.

Additional bulletins and handbook pages related to the PDL changes should be available soon through the Department of Public Welfare, Bulletin Search web page. Contact Betty Simmonds with questions.

 

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