Medicaid and Tamper-Proof Prescriptions

February 1, 2009

Regarding the recent article on tamper-proof paper required for Medicaid prescriptions: Is this required for patients who have Medicare primary and Medicaid secondary?

Question: Regarding the recent article on tamper-proof paper required for Medicaid prescriptions: Is this required for patients who have Medicare primary and Medicaid secondary?

Answer: CMS’ guidance mentions you (and pharmacists) should talk to your state about orchestrating Medicaid as a secondary issue (good luck). See the very bottom of the Deficit Reduction Act FAQs.