MS DUR Newsletter

Here you will find recent and archived newsletters from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. The purpose of these newsletters is to provide new information relevant to providers serving Mississippi Medicaid beneficiaries and to “revoice” some of the information provided in the Mississippi Medicaid Provider Bulletin.

Fall 2014 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and MS-DUR

 

Spring 2014 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and MS-DUR

 

 

Fall 2013 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and MS-DUR

Highlights from this quarter’s newsletter:

  • Prescribers Must Enroll in Medicaid (Effective 1-1-2014)
  • New prior authorization (PA) manual form required (Effective 1-1-2014)
  • PA required on Select Ear Drops
  • Some CHIPS beneficiaries moving to FFS Medicaid
  • FDA MedWatch Safety Alerts
  • Next PDL update effective 1-1-2014

Summer 2013 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and MS-DUR

Highlights from this quarter’s newsletter:

  • Lice Products on the PDL
  • Medicaid CE Opportunity
  • Hurricane Preparedness
  • New ICD-9 Codes at the Point of Sale (POS)
  • Doxycycline Access Issues
  • Valid Provider Types
  • FDA MedWatch Safety Alerts

Spring 2013 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and MS-DUR

Highlights from this quarter’s newsletter:

  • Understanding claim rejection messages
  • CE Opportunity: Pharmacists Responsibility in Controlled Substances Dispensing
  • New Miscellaneous Category on PDL
  • Preferred Brand-Name Products on PDL
  • Triptan PDL Changes
  • Abilify Tablet Splitting Resources
  • FDA MedWatch Safety Alerts
  • PDL Changes – Effective April 1, 2013

Winter 2012 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and MS-DUR

Special PDL Update Edition (PDL Effective January 1, 2013):

  • MS Medicaid Moves to Annual PDL Review
  • Prenatal Vitamins on the PDL
  • PDL Summary of Events
  • New Miscellaneous Category on PDL
  • Provider Summary of PDL Changes (Effective January 1, 2013)
  • PPI Use in PEG Tubes

Fall 2012 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter

Highlights from this quarter’s newsletter:

  • Help Slow Rising Prescription Costs
  • Updated 90 Day Maintenance List (effective 04-01-2012)
  • ICD-9 Code Requirement at POS
  • Postponed: Non-Medicaid Enrolled Prescriber Requirement
  • Medicare Part D Changes and Medicaid Drug Coverage
  • New Suboxone/Subutex Criteria for Treating Opioid Dependence

Summer 2012 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and MS-DUR

Highlights from this quarter’s newsletter:

  • Treatment of Head Lice (PDL Changes)
  • PDL Update: New Stable Therapy Requirements and Brand Limit Changes
  • Federal Upper Limit Information and Resources
  • Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) Criteria – Effective July 1, 2012
  • Pilot Program for ICD-9 Codes at POS
  • Postponement: Injectable Mental Health Drugs and Billing Changes
  • FDA MedWatch Safety Alerts
  • PDL Changes – Effective July 1, 2012

Spring 2012 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter

Highlights from this quarter’s newsletter:

  • Electronic Prior Authorizations
  • Drug Devices = Non-pharmacy (non-POS) Coverage
  • Pharmacy Program Changes: Prenatal vitamins and oral contraceptives
  • New 90 day Maintenance List
  • No “Auto Refilling” Allowed on Medicaid
  • Submit the Correct NPI Number on Pharmacy Claims
  • Notice about Pharmacy PA Forms
  • FDA MedWatch Safety Alerts

Winter 2011 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter

Highlights from this quarter’s newsletter:

  • SmartPA
  • Automating Prior Authorizations DUR Board Update
  • Updated Criteria for Receiving a Non-Statin Lipotropic Pharmacy Permit Renewal Update HIPAA NCPDP Version D.0 Compliance Date Approaching
  • FDA MedWatch Safety Alerts

Fall 2011 Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update Quarterly Newsletter

Highlights from this quarter’s newsletter:

  • Withdrawal of Unapproved Cough and Cold Products
  • Flu/Pneumonia Billing
  • Synagis Use Criteria and Prior Authorization
  • Brand Name Drug coverage when a Generic is Available
  • FDA MedWatch Safety Alerts
  • Medicaid Cough and Cold Quick List

For information about the Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Services, visit: www.medicaid.ms.gov/pharmacy.aspx