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Pennsylvania Laws, Regulations, and Pertinent Information

Medicaid Reform and the BBB Amendment

The BBB amendment is an amendment to the managed care organization's contract with the state.  It can be revised annually.  The BBB amendment which will go into effect January 1, 2020, can be accessed here.  The additions for 2020 are highlighted in yellow.


New State Requirement - Eprescribing for All Controlled Drugs

 On October 24, 2020, eprescribing became mandatory for all prescribers of CII - CV controlled substances.  There are exceptions for certain prescribers and the PA Department of Health is in the process of finalizing the regulations.

Please click here to better understand the role of dispensers (pharmacists) in this initiative.  (if this link does not work (sometimes DOH links do not) - please cut and paste this into your browser:  https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/Electronic%20Prescribing/Pages/Electronic%20Prescribing.aspx

There is also additional information about the exceptions and a FAQ document.


Statewide Preferred Drug List


Medicaid MCO and PBM Contact List for Pricing Disputes


Medication Disposal

Naloxone Information


Dextromethorphan Sales to Minors


Lookup Tools Related to Licensure


Regulatory Review Process


Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy


Pennsylvania Department of Health


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program  (PDMP)

Click here for the Dispensers Guide.

PDMPWorks - Information on the National InterConnect


Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Immunizations

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) offers a standing protocol for immunizations including flu, shingles, pneumococcal and HepA.  In order to be covered under this protocol, pharmacies need to complete the three basic modules that PPA offers for CE credit and submit appropriate documentation (immunization protocol and MOU, PhilaVax Confidentiality form).  PDPH will perform license checks.

To find out more, contact: Nichole Dantzler, MBA, Adult Grant Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Phone: 215-685-4440


Pennsylvania Department of Aging


Medicaid Programs


Chapters in the Pennsylvania Code Related to Medicaid


Office of Inspector General (OIG) Exclusion List


Prescribing Information


Certified Nurse Practioner (CRNP)




Physician Assistant




ICD-9 Codes


Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership


Other Government Links


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