Preferred Drug List Updates

The PDL is subject to revision following quarterly recommendations by the Texas Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee to HHSC.

Fee-For-Service Process

  • All currently approved products on the Texas Medicaid Formulary are available to all Medicaid clients.
  • Preferred products are available without authorization.
  • Authorization for non-preferred products requires the prescribing provider or provider representative calling the Texas Prior Authorization Call Center.
  • Refer to resources for clients enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care.
  • Approved requests for authorization are valid for one year.
  • Certain groups of clients based on age or other criteria may be exempt from PDL requirements.
  • A 72-hour supply can be dispensed by a pharmacy until authorization is completed. 
  • The PDL is also available through Epocrates.