Fact Sheets: Accessing Medications and Vision Care in Texas Medicaid and CHIP

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November 2, 2005

Giving Out 72 Hour Emergency Medication Supplies >>  
Important Medicaid and CHIP Vendor Drug Program Information for Pharmacists >>  
Important Medicaid and CHIP Vendor Drug Program Phone Numbers for Providers >>  
How to Fill Prescriptions for a Child on Medicaid or CHIP >>  
Eyeglasses and Vision Services for Children and Teens on Medicaid or CHIP >>  
Important Phone Numbers for Parents About Prescriptions and Other Services >>  

Authored by Amanda Navarro and Barbara Best of the Children's Defense Fund-Texas and CPPP's Anne Dunkelberg, these materials were developed by the Houston/Harris County Covering Kids and Families Access Initiative as part of a two year grant by the The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the Children's Defense Fund of Texas. Houston is one of 17 national projects in the initiative, and one of two Texas projects. CPPP provided Technical Assistance to both of the two local Texas projects, and worked with CDF and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to review these materials for accuracy. In research with 300 families and over 50 pharmacists and providers, CDF uncovered a number of difficulties families face in getting prescriptions filled through CHIP/Medicaid, as well as questions and concerns among providers and pharmacists. A number of questions also arose about vision beenfits in Medicaid and CHIP. The CDF team developed several informational flyers for parents, pharmacists, and health care providers based on this work. Please feel free to distribute.