Quick Course

Texas Medicaid Outpatient
Pharmacy Benefits

The Texas Health and Human Services Vendor Drug Program (VDP) oversees the outpatient pharmacy program for children and adults enrolled in:

  • Fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid, including Texas Health Steps
  • Medicaid managed care, including STAR, STAR+PLUS, STAR Health, and STAR Kids
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs program
  • Healthy Texas Women program
  • Kidney Health Care program

In the next few minutes, you will learn the basics of participating in the outpatient pharmacy program, including how to enroll, verify patient eligibility, obtain required prior authorization, dispense an emergency supply of medication, and submit claims for processing. Your knowledge and participation will help ensure that patients receive their medications without delay or complication.