Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

The Idaho Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (P&T Committee) is comprised of Idaho health practitioners – physicians, physician assistants, and pharmacists – who are committed to providing the right care at the right price. This committee meets four times a year to review clinical evidence. The P&T Committee makes recommendations to the Department of Health and Welfare regarding drug safety and efficacy as well as prior authorization requirements. Cost modeling analysis is done by the department twice per year, after the committee meetings in May and November.

Members

Voting members
  • Ben Powers, MD (Meridian, serving since 2019)
  • Ciara Minor, PharmD (Lewiston, serving since 2020)
  • David Calley, PharmD (Meridian, serving since 2018)
  • Jeffery Johnson, PharmD, PA (Eagle, serving since 2017)
  • Jennie Hattman Quaine, MD (Eagle, serving since 2020)
  • Joseph Weatherly, DO (Idaho Falls, serving since 2017)
  • Michael Harvey, PharmD (Boise, serving since 2021)
  • Perry Brown, MD (Boise, serving since 2009)
  • Rebecca Katzman, MD (Orofino, serving since 2021)
Non-voting members
  • Magni Hamso, MD, MPH, FACP (Division of Medicaid, medical director)
  • Tamara Eide, PharmD (Division of Medicaid, pharmacy director)
  • Nicole Chopski, PharmD (Board of Pharmacy, executive director)
Idaho Medicaid Preferred Drug List with Prior Authorization Criteria
Idaho Medicaid Pharmacy Program
Prior Authorization Request Forms
Contacts
Department Contact
Meeting information

2021 Meeting Dates:

  • April 16, 2021
  • May 21, 2021
  • October 15, 2021
  • November 19, 2021

Drug Class Review Schedule

Contacts
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