Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee

Name Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee
Contact Person Kolynda Parker - Deputy Director, Bureau of Health Services Financing
Mailing Address Department of Health
Post Office Box 91030
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9030
Phone Number 225-342-9240
Fax Number 225-342-9508
Board Email Germaine.Becks-Moody@LA.GOV
Website http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/697
Legal Authority R.S. 46:153.3(C)
Year Created 2001
Organizational Placement Department of Health
Purpose/Function The committee is responsible for developing and maintaining a preferred drug list (PDL) in conjunction with a prior approval process relating to the Medicaid drug program.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 15
Number Currently Serving: 14
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 2
Estimated number in current year: 2
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Department of Health
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes 1 The May 8, 2013 Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics Committee Meeting was not held because there was not a quorum. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

2 Travel Reimbursement can not be provided, in the Reimburseent section, for former P&T Committee Members who resigned or were not reappointed during the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, or 2014-2015, 2016-2017SFYs.

3 The May 6, 2015 Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics Committee Meeting was not held because there was not a quorum.

4 The April 26, 2017 Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics Committee Meeting was not held because there was not a quorum.

5 The Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee meeting scheduled for October/November 2017 was not scheduled to due to the lack of a quorum prior to the meeting.

6 The November 6, 2019 Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee meeting was not held. A quorum was established, however enough physicians were not present.

7 The Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee does not have expenditure authority. Funds for travel reimbursement and other expenditures are placed in LDHs budget.

8 LDH will not have a Spring P&T Committee Meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

9 LDH did not have a Fall P&T Committee Meeting due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new PDL will be posted by Jan 1, 2021.

10 LDH did not budget expenditures for the committee due to the COIVD 19 pandemic and the limitations on having a meeting.

11 LDH Held a Virtual Review for Spring 2021 in lieu of a meeting

12 LDH Held a Virtual Review for Fall 2021 in lieu of a meeting due to the COVID pandemic

13 LDH Held a Virtual Review for Spring 22 in lieu of a meeting due to the COVID pandemic
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