You don’t have to change how you process Medicaid prescriptions until April 2008. Below is the portion of the noticed copied directly from the WA DSHS notice that was sent out.Â
SEC. 5. 6-MONTH DELAY IN REQUIREMENT TO USE TAMPER-RESISTANT PRESCRIPTION PADS UNDER MEDICAID.
Effective as if included in the enactment of section 7002(b) of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (Public Law 110-28, 121 Sta. 187), paragraph (2) of such section is amended by striking `September 30, 2007′ and inserting `March 31, 2008′.
I’m not surprised, as these federal mandates often do get delayed. However, it’s never a good idea to assume this will happen. We were prepared in our office – I think we will go ahead with our plan anyway…to make sure it will run smoothly anyway.