FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2006
CONTACT: Toby Philpot (850) 922-5871
Agency for Health Care Administration Makes Prescription Drugs Available for Medicaid Participants Impacted by Tropical Storm
~Agency allows for early refill of prescription drugs~
TALLAHASSEE – The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
announced today Medicaid participants in the Big Bend will have
access to their prescription medications prior to scheduled refill
dates in preparation for Tropical Storm Alberto. Effective
immediately, pharmacies will be authorized to process prescription
"Now is the time to prepare and Medicaid participants in the Big
Bend should make sure they have enough of their medication in case
refills are not available or they are unable to reach their local
pharmacy,” said AHCA Secretary Alan Levine.
The counties affected include: Citrus, Dixie, Franklin, Levy,
Taylor, and Wakulla.
Beneficiaries should pay particular attention to prescriptions
they are using to treat chronic illnesses such as diabetes,
hypertension, and heart conditions, to assure they are not without
these important maintenance medications.
Medicaid Pharmacy Services is responsible for managing the $2.4
billion drug program for the Florida Medicaid Program.
Working to improve access to affordable, quality health care to
all Floridians, the state Agency for Health Care Administration
administers Florida's $16 billion Medicaid program, licenses and
regulates more than 32,000 health care facilities and 30 health
maintenance organizations, and publishes health care data and