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August SC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) Pharmacy and Therapeutics

(P&T) Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, is cancelled.

The committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

Thank you for your continued support of the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid program.

Monthly Prescription Limit

Effective with dates of service on or after July 1, 2017, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will no longer limit the number of prescriptions available to Medicaid beneficiaries.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Provider Service Center at (888) 289-0709.

Thank you for your continued support of the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid program.

June SC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, is cancelled. 
 
The committee's next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.
 
Thank you for your continued support of the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid program.

Tobacco Cessation Coverage

Effective with dates of service on or after July 1, 2017, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is enhancing tobacco cessation coverage for full-benefit Medicaid beneficiaries to align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Lung Association (ALA). This update applies to both the fee-for-service and managed care Medicaid benefits.

The following medications will be available without prior authorization or co-payment when prescribed by a Medicaid provider:

August P&T Committee Meeting Postponed

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee meeting scheduled for Aug. 3, 2016, is postponed until September.

SCDHHS is evaluating the potential impact of new product approvals in the medication classes that are scheduled to be considered. Postponing this meeting will allow time for a more thorough assessment of these new products. The date of the rescheduled meeting will be posted on the SCDHHS and Magellan websites as soon as it is scheduled.

Two May Meetings for SC P&T Committee

 

In addition to the regularly scheduled South Carolina Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P & T) Committee meeting May 4, 2016, there will be a second SC P&T Committee meeting held Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The meeting location and time will remain the same:

South Carolina Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting

Location: South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) Office
1350 Browning Road, Columbia, SC 29210
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 4 p.m.

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Pharmacy Benefit Carve Out

Effective with dates of service on or after July 1, 2015, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will carve out coverage for medications used to treat Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) from the Managed Care Organization (MCO) benefit. Pharmacy claims for these medications for Medicaid members enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) will be covered through the Fee-For-Service (FFS) pharmacy program. All FFS coverage rules, prior authorization requirements and preferred drug classifications will apply.

Change in SC P&T Committee Meeting Date

The South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2015, has been changed to Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The meeting location and time will remain the same:

South Carolina Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Location: South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) Office
1350 Browning Road, Columbia, SC 29210

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 4 p.m.

Change in SC P&T Committee Meeting Date

The South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, has been changed to Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The meeting location and time will remain the same:
 
South Carolina Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Location: South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) Office
1350 Browning Road, Columbia, SC 29210
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 4 p.m.
 

Coverage of Hydroxyprogesterone Injection

On December 20, 2013, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) issued Medicaid Bulletin 13-047 regarding hydroxyprogesterone caproate.  On July 3, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration issued updated guidance in regards to hydroxyprogesterone caproate.  In the new guidance, the FDA provided that its March 2011 statement related to hydroxyprogesterone caproate was superseded by its June 2012 statements in which the FDA “recommended using an FDA-approved drug product, such as Makena, instead of a compounded drug except when there is a specific medical need (e.g.

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