Hurricane Harvey Emergency Resources

Healthcare Ready's Rx Open is an interactive map that helps patients and providers find nearby open pharmacies in areas impacted by disaster. The map will be updated daily throughout the federally declared disaster. If your status is not accurate or you want to enroll your pharmacy, please send an email with your name, the name of the pharmacy, and the NCPDP or NPI number for the pharmacy to Healthcare Ready at ContactUs@HealthcareReady.org or call 1-866-247-2694.

Emergency preparedness "refill too soon" edit override: Reminder: NCPDP members have approved the most effective method for overriding "refill too soon" type reject during a disaster: using the Submission Clarification Code 13 - Payer-Recognized Emergency/Disaster Assistance Request. The pharmacist is indicating that an override is needed based on an emergency/disaster situation recognized by the payer. Access more information from NCPDP on Emergency Preparedness.

Texas health officials have issued guidance for Texas pharmacies that need to dispense emergency refills.  Click here for information from the Texas Board of Pharmacy.
 
The Department of Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency and the CMS 1135 waiver program is now available. Certain requirements for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP are modified to ensure needs are met and providers and suppliers acting in good faith are reimbursed.  Find out more details on the CMS website. 
 
Healthcare Ready is standing by to learn of health care needs and gaps. If there are any needs regarding infrastructure, transportation or supplies that arise, please contact them directly alerts@healthcareready.org or 1-866-247-2694.
 
The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program is on standby should Texas officials request activation.  When activated, EPAP functions as a third-party payer to process claims for certain kinds of prescription drugs, specific medical supplies, vaccines and some forms of durable medical equipment (DME) for eligible individuals in a federally identified disaster area.  Information for pharmacies, including the database of enrolled pharmacies, is available here.

Texas State Board of Pharmacy Emergency Procedures

Texas Vendor Drug and Procedures