Prescription Drugs Covered by Medicaid Health Plans October Meeting Topic | State
LANSING – The public is invited to attend a virtual meeting hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on Monday, Oct. 3 regarding the list of prescription drugs covered by Michigan’s Medicaid health plans known as the name of Medicaid Health Plan Common Form. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an annual forum for the public, stakeholders and interested parties to comment on the List of Requirements. This forum is in addition to the quarterly public written comment periods.
Michigan’s Medicaid Health Plan Common Formulary Annual Stakeholder Meeting will be held virtually from 9:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom. The Zoom password is: s1GJxM. Participants can also access the meeting by phone by dialing 636-651-3128 and entering passcode 287658.
“It’s important that Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan recipients have the opportunity to say whether the prescription drugs on the list will meet their health needs,” said Farah Hanley, MDHHS Deputy Chief Health Officer. “We welcome their participation in this public meeting and look forward to their feedback, as well as feedback from suppliers and other stakeholders. »
MDHHS created the Common Formulary in 2016 to streamline drug coverage policies for Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries and providers. The common formulary is required in state law and in the Medicaid health plan contract to ensure that prescription drugs are common to all contracted plans.
Medicaid health plans can be less restrictive — but not more restrictive — than Common Formulary coverage for products not on Michigan’s Preferred Drug List, which is a subset of drugs listed on the Common Formulary.
Effective October 1, 2020, Common Formulary coverage for products began to align with Michigan’s Preferred Medicines List, including all prior authorization and step-processing requirements.
Anyone planning to attend should notify [email protected] by Thursday, September 29 and should request special accommodations if needed to join the meeting. Find more information about the common formulary, including the list of covered prescription drugs at michigan.gov/MCOpharmacy.
Those unable to attend may submit questions or comments to the Common Formulary mailbox at [email protected]