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Florida’s Medicaid Drug Therapy Management

In 2005, the Florida Legislature authorized the implementation of the “Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health (MDTMP),” a program whose goal is to work collaboratively with prescribers in the Medicaid program to improve the quality and efficiency of the prescribing of mental health drugs, and to improve the health outcomes of Medicaid beneficiaries with a mental illness. General information about MDTMP can be accessed at http://medicaidmentalhealth.org/

MDTMP produces and regularly updates medication guidelines for children and adults.

MDTMP children’s medication guidelines are available for the following disorders or problems

Dosing guidelines are also available for the use of antipsychotic medication in children under the age of 6 years. A “high dosing table” gives cut-points showing which daily dosing levels will trigger a prior authorization review.