GMHC Releases Memos on NYS Medicaid Budget Issues

In advance of Gov. Cuomo’s 2013-2014 Budget Address scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) released two memos regarding prescription drug access issues that must be addressed in this year’s budget negotiations.

The first memo refers to restoring “prescriber prevails,” the provision that allows a health care provider to make the final decision regarding a patient’s prescription drug regimen, to the NYS Medicaid Budget. The second memo discusses the flaws in making it mandatory for Medicaid recipients to use mail-order pharmacies. Here are the memos.

GMHC Recommendations_Patient Protections

GMHC Recommendations_Mail-Order Pharmacy

-Jaime Venditti, 1/18/13