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Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining medications and related products listed on the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s (ODM) Unified Preferred Drug List (UPDL) pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code § 5164.7510. The UPDL is maintained through a review of current evidence-based medicine and based upon the professional judgment of physicians, pharmacists, and other experts that participate in ODM’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee. The UPDL list can be found under the Drug Coverage tab.

April 2020 P&T Committee Meeting: the P&T Committee Meeting that was scheduled for April 15th, 2020 has been cancelled.

The P&T Committee is composed of ten members appointed by the Medicaid Director. The P&T Committee members meet four times per year-including an annual review of the entire UPDL. Topics that may be discussed at meetings include:

  • New brand or generic drugs
  • UPDL changes based on any local or national issues (including contract issues)
  • Stakeholder feedback through a Public Comment session

The members of the P&T Committee are:

  • Susan K. Baker, CNP; Family Nurse Practitioner Liaison, Ohio Nurses Association
  • Scott Baran, RPh; Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • Mary Ann Dzurec, PharmD; Liaison, Ohio Pharmacists Association
  • Suzanne Eastman, RPh, MS, Vice Chair; Liaison, Ohio Pharmacists Association
  • Jennfier Gwilym, DO; Specialty Family Medicine; Liaison, Ohio Osteopathic Association
  • Stephen Hersey, MD; Liaison, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Karen Jacobs, DO, Chair; Specialty Psychiatry; Liaison, Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • Melissa Jefferis, MD; Specialty Family Medicine; Liaison, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
  • Nathan Samsa, D.O, Pharm.D., F.A.C.O.I.; Ohio Osteopathic Association

Meeting Schedule and Minutes

Year 2020
Quarter 1 Quarter 2
Meeting Date: January 15, 2020
Location: Ohio Department of Medicaid, 50 W Town Street
Agenda: DOWNLOAD
Minutes: DOWNLOAD
Supplemental Information: Currently unavailable
Meeting Date: April 15, 2020
Location: CANCELLED
Agenda: Currently unavailable
Minutes: Currently unavailable
Supplemental Information: Currently unavailable
Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Meeting Date: July 8, 2020
Location: Ohio Department of Medicaid, 50 W Town Street
Agenda: Currently unavailable
Minutes: Currently unavailable
Supplemental Information: Currently unavailable
Meeting Date: September 30, 2020
Location: Ohio Department of Medicaid, 50 W Town Street
Agenda: Currently unavailable
Minutes: Currently unavailable
Supplemental Information: Currently unavailable
Year 2019
Quarter 1 Quarter 2
Meeting Date: January 16, 2019
Location: Ohio Department of Medicaid, 50 W Town Street
Agenda: DOWNLOAD
Minutes: DOWNLOAD
Supplemental Information: Currently unavailable
Meeting Date: April 10, 2019
Location: Ohio Department of Medicaid, 50 W Town Street
Agenda: DOWNLOAD
Minutes: DOWNLOAD
Supplemental Information: Currently unavailable
Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Meeting Date: July 10, 2019
Location: Ohio Department of Medicaid, 50 W Town Street
Agenda: DOWNLOAD
Minutes: DOWNLOAD
Supplemental Information: Currently unavailable
Meeting Date: October 2, 2019
Location: Ohio Department of Medicaid, 50 W Town Street
Agenda: DOWNLOAD
Minutes: DOWNLOAD
Supplemental Information: DOWNLOAD

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P&T Meeting Minute Archive

Have Questions? Members of the Ohio Department of Medicaid P&T Committee have requested that all clinical information, questions or comments about the preferred drug list (UPDL) be sent directly to Change Healthcare, the ODM FFS PBM. Manufacturers and other interested parties are requested not to contact the members directly.

Written comments on the UPDL from all interested parties should be submitted to the appropriate Change Healthcare contact. Manufacturers submitting comments are requested to do so through their product manager.

Clinical Comments:

Change Healthcare
Email: PBA_OHMedicaidFFS@changehealthcare.com

Rebate Comments or Other Financial Information:

Steve Liles, PharmD
Senior Director, Pharmacy Services
Change Healthcare
Email: sliles@changehealthcare.com

Comments about the Medicaid pharmacy program or non-UPDL issues can be addressed to:

Ohio Department of Medicaid
Pharmacy Services Unit
PO Box 182709
Columbus, OH 43218-2709
Email: medicaid_pharmacy@medicaid.ohio.gov