Iowa Medicaid Formularies
Preferred drug list (PDL): A list comprised of drugs recommended to the Iowa Department of Human Services by the Iowa Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee that have been identified as being therapeutically equivalent within a drug class, and that provide cost benefits to the Medicaid program.
Recommended drug list: A voluntary list of drugs recommended to the Department of Human Services by the Iowa Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee informing prescribers of cost-effective alternatives that do not require prior authorization.
Recommended drug: A drug on a voluntary list designed to inform prescribers of cost-effective alternatives and does not require prior authorization. If used, the recommended drug will result in cost savings to the Medicaid program. A recommended drug is designated "R" on the PDL.
Drug coverage: For questions about coverage of a certain product, please contact us at 1-800-454-3730.
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Iowa preferred drug list (PDL)
Iowa PDL informational letters