Iowa Pharmacy Tools
Please refer to the Iowa Medicaid preferred drug list (PDL) when prescribing for our members. This guide contains a comprehensive list of drugs, including preferred drugs, non-preferred drugs and drugs requiring prior authorization within the most commonly prescribed therapeutic drug categories.
Though most medications on the PDL are covered without prior authorization (PA), some drugs will require you to contact our Pharmacy department for prior authorization. You can reach our Pharmacy department Monday through Friday at 1-800-454-3730 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central time. You can also fax your PA request to our Pharmacy department at 1-800-601-4829 for retail pharmacy and 1-800-359-5781 for medical injectables.
Express Scripts, Inc. is a separate company that provides pharmacy services and pharmacy benefit management services on behalf of health plan members.