Medicaid Pharmacy Update - 2019

Published by Texas Pharmacy Association


Summary

Come learn the latest regarding the Texas Medicaid Pharmacy program from none other than the head of the Medicaid Vendor Drug Program herself, Gina Marie Muñiz, along with her staff member Priscilla Parrilla. They will help you identify major components of how the Vendor Drug Program operates including management of the formulary, preferred drug list, and clinical prior authorizations. Gain a better understanding of the prescription drug benefits in fee-for-service and managed care. Walk away excited about the opportunities for pharmacists in the upcoming pharmacy delivery models that will improve cost-effectiveness for the Medicaid Program and improve health outcomes for Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries.

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists and technicians will be able to:
1. Identify major components of how the Vendor Drug Program operates, including management of the formulary, preferred drug list, and clinical prior authorizations.
2. Recognize the key differences between the prescription drug benefits in fee-for-service and managed care.
3. Describe new upcoming pharmacy delivery models that improve cost-effectiveness with the goal of improving health outcomes for Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries.

”ACPETexas Pharmacy Association (154) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Continuing education will be provided to participants who completed all course requirements. This lesson is an application-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education credit (0.1 CEUs).

ACPE 0154-0000-19-022-H03-P
ACPE 0154-0000-19-022-H03-T

Presenters
Priscilla Parrilla
Vendor Drug Program Director of Pharmacy Operations - Texas Health and Human Services
Priscilla Parrilla was named director of Pharmacy Operations for the Texas Vendor Drug Program in December 2017, where she manages the development and implantation of policies, rules, legislation, and contract requirements regarding the Medicaid pharmacy benefit. She also oversees the program’s project management office and external communication.

Ms. Parrilla has been involved in many changes of the Medicaid pharmacy benefit throughout her decade-long career with HHSC, including the...More


Originally Published

August 3, 2019


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Medicaid Pharmacy Update - 2019 - Video
  • Medicaid Pharmacy Update - 2019 - Paper

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