Fact Sheet: Medicaid Outpatient Prescription Drugs

Executive Summary

Prescription drug coverage is an important facet of the Medicaid program. Although an optional benefit, all states cover outpatient prescription drugs in their Medicaid programs.This fact sheet provides an overview of Medicaid outpatient prescription drug coverage, including: federal minimum requirements, state restrictions on prescription drug access, and special rules applying to managed care and alternative benefit plans.

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