Texas to Issue Standing Order for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika

August 15, 2016
Texas Medicaid has issued a Texas Medicaid Standing Order for Mosquito Repellent. This is a standing order that may be used for individuals enrolled in Medicaid or the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This Standing Order serves as a prescription and allows pharmacists to dispense mosquito repellent under the terms of the Standing Order. Pharmacies are encouraged to use this Standing Order instead of contacting individuals' healthcare providers for individual prescriptions for mosquito repellent.  The Texas Medicaid Standing Order for Mosquito Repellent may not be used for individuals in the Healthy Texas Women program.  More about standing orders for Zika virus prevention.

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What We Do

The Texas Vendor Drug Program:

  • Enrolls pharmacy providers that want to provide Medicaid and CHIP services;
  • Manages the Texas Medicaid and CHIP formularies;
  • Processes out-patient pharmacy prescription claims for Medicaid fee-for-service, the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program, Healthy Texas Women (HTW) Program, and Kidney Health Care (KHC) Program.

Continuing Education

Watch these multi-part guides to learn about dispensing Texas Medicaid prescriptions, DME, and pharmacy prior authorization:

training videos for pharmacists

Training videos for pharmacy staff 

Chapters include Obtaining a Prior Authorization, Dispensing a 72-hour emergency supply, Confirming eligibility, and Durable medical equipment.

training videos for physicians

Training videos for physicians

Chapters include Preferred Drug List, E-Prescribing (E-Rx), and 72-hour Emergency Prescription Claims.

News Highlights

RSV Season begins October 1

September 19, 2016

The 2016-17 Synagis benefit begins October 1 for some Medicaid- and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program-eligible individuals, and thereafter for others.  Start dates are based on the individual's county of residence at the start of the RSV Season. Please reference the RSV Season Schedule for a complete listing of season start dates.  Prior authorization forms will begin to be accepted for Fee-For-Service Medicaid and CSHCN individuals beginning September 23, 2016.  Medicaid managed care plans will have their own forms and instructions.  More about the 2016 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Season.

Texas Zika Pharmacy Benefit Resources

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