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Preferred Drug List

The PDL is a clinical guide of prescription drug products selected by WellCare's Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee based on a drug's efficacy, safety, side effects, pharmacokinetics, clinical literature and cost-effectiveness. 

Most medications are covered without prior authorization. However, the PDL denotes a range of coverage limitations to promote appropriate use of utilization management tools to particular drugs, when applicable.

Note: Durable medical equipment (DME) and medical supplies are reviewed and approved, as applicable, through WellCare's DME Services. Diabetic supplies including meters, strips, lancets and alcohol swabs, are covered by Pharmacy Services. Please refer to the Quick Reference Guide for contact information. 

Preferred Drug List Documents


A preferred drug list is a list of drugs covered by the member's plan.

A preferred drug list is a list of drugs covered by the member's plan.

At the October 3, 2018WellCare Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meeting, it was decided that the following changes will be made to the WellCare’s Kentucky Medicaid Preferred Drug List (PDL), effective 11/12/2018. Please carefully review these changes.

At the September 13, 2018 WellCare Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meeting, it was decided that the following changes will be made to the WellCare’s Kentucky Medicaid Preferred Drug List (PDL), effective 11/27/2018. Please carefully review these changes.

At the October 24, 2018WellCare Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meeting, it was decided that the following changes will be made to the WellCare’s Kentucky Medicaid Preferred Drug List (PDL), effective 01/01/2019. Please carefully review these changes.

At the December 6, 2018 WellCare Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meeting, it was decided that the following changes will be made to the WellCare’s Kentucky Medicaid Preferred Drug List (PDL), effective 02/19/2019.

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Last Updated On: 3/31/2016