Covered Drugs, Preferred Drugs and Covered Supplies in the NY Medicaid Pharmacy Program (Medicaid FFS)

  • The NY Medicaid Pharmacy Program (FFS) has a list of covered drugs, which include over-the-counter drugs. Visit eMedNY member tools for the full list of covered drugs.
  • The NY Medicaid Pharmacy Program (FFS) also has a preferred drug list, which is available online.
  • If you need a drug that is listed as a non-preferred drug, Medicaid will allow a one-time only fill of this drug from April 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023. The one-time fill will be up to a 30-day supply.
  • If you need a non-preferred drug, your doctor can ask Medicaid for approval to let you get the drug or change to a drug that is preferred, or your pharmacist can talk to your doctor about this.
  • Your pharmacy benefit also covers certain supplies. Visit eMedNY member tools for the list of covered supplies found in the Medicaid Pharmacy Manual.
    Note: On this page, you must click on "Search for Covered OTC Products and Supplies"
  • A list of preferred diabetic meters and test strips is available online.
    • Medicaid will allow a one-time only fill from April 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023 for non-preferred test strips.
    • You will need to change to a preferred diabetic meter and test strips.
  • The Medicaid copayment structure is not changing. Your copayment might change depending on if the drug is preferred or non-preferred (see "Preferred Drugs" section above).