During the 2007 legislative session, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 42 allowing Medicaid to adopt a preferred drug list (PDL). During the 2009 legislative session, the State Legislature approved SB 87, which authorizes Utah Medicaid to require a Prior Authorization for non-preferred drugs. The PA requirement became effective May 18, 2009. Criteria for a Non-Preferred Authorization (NPA) is posted in the library at the bottom of this page.
The Medicaid Preferred Drug List continues to expand on a monthly basis. All preferred drugs and diabetic supplies are NDC specific.
The Utah PDL is not an all inclusive list of Utah Medicaid covered outpatient pharmaceutical agents. Products not listed may or may not be subject to clinical prior authorization requirements or other coverage limitations. Please refer to the the Utah Medicaid Pharmacy Provider Manual for more information.
Updates about the PDL implementation process will be provided through the MIB, and on this website.
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