RA Messages for September 23, 2008


If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790.

Please note the following changes to Appendix B:

LABELER                         COMPANY                                      BEG                     END
14789             NEXUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.                                         10/01/08
17714             ADVANCE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.                                   10/01/08
25021             SAGENT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC             01/01/09
38779             MEDISCA, INC                                                  01/01/09
42457             EMMAUS MEDICAL, INC.                               01/01/09
52555             MARTEC USA,LLC                                                                      10/01/08
58826             COATS ALOE INTERNATIONAL, INC.                                    10/01/08
58869             DARTMOUTH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.                              10/01/08
59390             ALTAIRE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.                                      10/01/08
60242             ADVENT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.                                       10/01/08
65293             THE MEDICINES COMPANY                                                     10/01/08
66440             AERO PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.                                            10/01/08
66860             CURA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC.                                      10/01/08
68016             CHAIN DRUG CONSORTIUM, LLC             10/01/08

Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers which participate in the federal rebate program will be covered by the Medicaid program. Participation may be verified in appendix C, available at www.lamedicaid.com.


Important information related to the temporary easement of Medicaid claim edits due to hurricane Gustav is now posted on the LA Medicaid web site, www.lamedicaid.com. Use the �Disaster/ Important Notices� link to review this information. The information is also posted on the �Billing Information� link.