Carve-out of Medicaid Pharmacy Benefit from MMC

August 17, 2022

The NYS Department of Health (DOH) is working on implementing a “carve-out” of the Medicaid pharmacy benefit from Medicaid Managed Care.  This means they are working on moving the pharmacy benefit back to fee-for-service Medicaid.  This is slated to take effect April 1st, 2023.  This will impact how people enrolled in Medicaid will access their prescriptions.

DOH held a stakeholder webinar yesterday to review their plans for implementing this change.  The DOH website dedicated to this transition is linked here.  DOH documents related to the transition are linked here.  When the slides from yesterday’s webinar are available, they will be posted under “stakeholder engagement.”  We will share them as soon as they become available.

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