CE Credit



Welcome to the training on Pharmacy provided by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.25 CE

ACPE and NABP have implemented a new system to track completed CPE activities by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. You must set up an eProfile ID with NABP and supply that ID and your DOB (MMDD). Course credit will be posted the first week of each month to eMonitor. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will not receive a paper statement of credit upon course completion. Certificates for other accreditations may be printed after your post-test and evaluation are completed. Click here to read more information and set up your eProfile.


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to meet legal requirements and employ best practices in delivering outpatient pharmaceutical services to patients enrolled in Texas Medicaid, the Kidney Health Care Program, the Healthy Texas Women Program, and the Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Specify requirements of the Texas Health and Human Service Vendor Drug Program (VDP) related to pharmacy enrollment, using the Preferred Drug List and online formulary, obtaining prior authorization, and dispensing a 72-hour emergency supply of medication.
  2. Determine how to verify patient eligibility and submit claims to Medicaid and third-party payers.
  3. Determine how to respond when a patient submits a prescription written on a non-tamper-resistant prescription pad.

Please note this module expires on 6/9/2020.

This module was released on 6/9/2017.

Accreditation Statement


The definitions in this module were obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Texas Administrative Code.