Preferred Drug List

The Preferred Drug List (PDL)  is a medication list recommended to the Bureau for Medical Services by the Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics (P & T) Committee and approved by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources, as authorized by West Virginia Code §9-5-15.  The drugs which are indicated as "preferred" have been selected for their clinical significance and overall efficiencies.
 
All Medicaid-covered drugs noted as "non-preferred" will continue to be available through the prior authorization process.  Some select preferred drugs may require prior authorization, as noted.  A three-day emergency supply of prior-authorized drugs can be dispensed by a pharmacy until authorization is completed.
 
Please note:  The PDL only addresses certain drug classes.  Some classes of drugs will not be reviewed for preferential agents because of no or limited cost savings.  Therefore, drugs which have historically been covered by Medicaid and are not listed on the Preferred Drug List will continue to be covered.
 
New drugs introduced into the marketplace in therapeutic classes that have been reviewed will be considered non-preferred until the annual review of the particular therapeutic class.  Exceptions to this policy will be made for drugs which the FDA has given priority status.
 
BMS contracts with Goold Health Systems, (GHS),  for assistance with PDL development and clinical support.  BMS is also a member of the Sovereign States Drug Consortium (SSDC), the only state administered multi-state supplemental rebate pool.   For more information about GHS or SSDC, please refer to their websites at,  www.ghsinc.com  or http://www.rxssdc.org respectively.
 
 
 Preferred Drug Lists
 
​2017 ​ ​2016 ​ ​ ​ ​2015 ​ ​2014 ​
Effective Date​ ​Posted Date ​Effective Date Posted Date​ Effective Date​ ​Posted Date​ ​Effective Date Posted Date​
July 1, 2017
July 1, 2017
July 1, 2017
July 1, 2017
July 1, 2017

July 1, 2017
April 1, 2017
January 1, 2017
January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017​
January 1, 2017
January 1, 2017
January 1, 2017
July 26, 2017
July 13, 2017
July 11, 2017
June 6, 2017
June 2, 2017
April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017
​January 23, 2017
December 28, 2016
December 7, 2016
December 2, 2016
​​October 1, 2016
October 1, 2016
October 1, 2016
October 1, 2016
October 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016
January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016 

​December 7, 2016
November 3, 2016
October 17, 2016
October 4, 2016
September 9. 2016
September 8, 2016
July 26, 2016
July 6, 2016
June 3, 2016
May 9, 2016
June 2, 2016
May 2, 2016
April 6, 2016
March 1, 2016
March 15, 2016
March 11, 2016
February 2, 2016
January 5, 2016
January 1, 2016
December 7, 2015
October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015
July 1, 2015
July 1, 2015
April 1, 2015
April 1, 2015
February 18, 2015
January 1, 2015
January 1, 2015
January 1, 2015

​October 19, 2015
September 14, 2015
August 25, 2015
June 11, 2015
March 31, 2015
March 2, 2015
February 9, 2015
January 20, 2015
January 8, 2015
December 2, 2015
​​October 1, 2014
October 1, 2014
​​October 1, 2014
October 1, 2014
​July 17, 2014
July 1, 2014
April 1, 2014
April 1, 2014
January 1, 2014
January 1, 2014
​October 10, 2014
September 30, 2014
September 19, 2014
September 10, 2014
July 24, 2014
June 20, 2014
​​March 21, 2014
​February 27, 2014
December 20, 2013
December 6, 2013
 
   

            

 

 

 
 

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