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Medicaid Managed Care Fact Sheet - Pharmacy Services

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Posted: 22 Aug, 2011
by Cathy Roberts (Empire Justice Center)
Updated: 01 Oct, 2012
by Valerie Bogart (New York Legal Assistance Group)

Effective October 1, 2011, Medicaid’s pharmacy benefit will be moved into the managed care benefit package. The pharmacy benefit includes all FDA approved prescription drugs, as well as some over-the-counter drugs and medical supplies. The Family Health Plus (FHP) pharmacy benefit, which is less comprehensive, will also be moved into the FHP managed care benefit package.

In late August 2011, DOH mailed out a letter to Medicaid managed care and FHP beneficiaries about the change. 

You can get more details in our fact sheet.

You can find more information about changes to the pharmacy benefit by clicking here.  

Also see the Pharmacy Benefit Information Website at http://pbic.nysdoh.suny.edu.and   this article on pharmacy benefits in managed care


This article was authored by the Empire Justice Center.

Empire Justice Center

Attached files
item Microsoft Word - MMNY- MMC Fact Sheet- Pharmacy for Consumers Final 9_29_11.pdf (99 kb) Download
item beneficiary letter re oct 1 2011 pharmacy carve-in.pdf (78 kb) Download

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