Tag - Prescriptions

Prescription medications and photosensitivity

Summertime means more time spent in the sun, so it is important to remind your patients of the risk of increased photosensitivity when taking certain prescription medications. Photosensitivity is particularly common in two classes of prescription drugs: acne medications and antibiotics. The prescription information your patients receive will warn them of the risk, but it is also key for you to advise your patients about this potential side effect. When prescribing one of these medications, recommend that your patients [...]

Prevent Behavioral Health Readmissions

Prevent Behavioral Health Readmissions Poor access to prescribed medications after discharge is one of the most common reasons for behavioral health readmissions. One effective way to help ensure access to medications post-discharge is to obtain and verify prior authorization for the medications before discharge. Texas Children’s Health Plan follows the state of Texas Medicaid Guidelines for the use and approval of antipsychotics in children. Criteria for approval can be accessed here. If a patient does not meet criteria and the prior [...]