Low Cost Alternative (LCA) and Reference Drug Program (RDP) Data Files
Reminder: The latest round of price changes, which come into effect April 1, 2014, are included in the current files. For background information on the changes, please see PharmaCare Newsletter 14-002.
For complete information on the LCA Program and RDP, please refer to the following sections of the PharmaCare Policy Manual: for the LCA Program, see Section 5.11 (PDF 320K); for the RDP Program, see Section 5.12 (PDF 320K).
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PharmaCare provides regularly-updated LCA/RDP information in the three downloadable files below.
For descriptions of the fields in these spreadsheets, refer to the LCA and RDP Data Dictionary.
The files below are typically updated on the first Thursday of each month.
Occasionally, PharmaCare makes changes to the Low-Cost Alternative or Reference Drug Programs between regular monthly updates. These as-needed changes might include generic drug pricing adjustments or expedited coverage for significant first-entry generics. When this happens, PharmaCare posts updated versions of the above files on the effective date of the change in PharmaCare coverage.
Tip: Make sure you always have the most recent information! Check this site on the first Thursday of the month and then again mid-month.
On occasion, PharmaCare posts additional information on regular or as-needed LCA/RDP changes. Any such information is listed immediately below.
For historical information on LCA and RDP pricing changes, contact the Medical Beneficiary and Pharmaceutical Services Division at email@example.com