Quick Course

Step One:
Check the Formulary

VDP maintains a formulary of legend and over-the-counter medications that meet state and federal criteria for Medicaid benefits. Learn about these items using the online formulary search.

There are multiple ways to find items using formulary search:

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  • Enter the full 11-digit National Drug Code (NDC) number or the drug or product name.
  • Enter only the first five numbers of the 11-digit NDC number or the first four letters of the drug name.
  • Enter the brand name of the drug or product
  • Enter the generic name of the drug or product
  • Search by therapeutic class
  • Search by drug list grouping

There are other items that may be available as pharmacy benefits, including vitamin and mineral products, home health supplies, clinician-administered drugs, and long-acting reversible contraception products.

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The formulary search function identifies which program pays for each drug or product. Consult the formulary before prescribing to determine whether coverage is available.