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    Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

    The Department of Public Welfare has appointed the P&T Committee to act in an advisory capacity to the Department of Public Welfare and the Office of Medical Assistance Programs. Recommendations from the committee must be reviewed and approved by the Secretary of Public Welfare.

    Provider Synergies  provides clinical and financial analysis support to the P&T Committee.

    Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee
    Meeting Information

    Upcoming Meetings:

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


    The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Center
    403 East Winding Hill Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


    Past Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meetings


    Composition and responsibilities of the committee:

    • Comprised of DPW medical directors, external physicians, pharmacists, consumer advocates, and specialists as needed for drug class reviews
    • Establish and maintain a dynamic Preferred Drug List
    • Recommend prior authorization guidelines for non-preferred drugs as well as certain preferred drugs using current community standards for prescribing
    • Prospective and Retrospective Drug Utilization Review Program Review and Development 

    NameSpecialtyExternal Member *Internal Member **
    Andrew Maiorini, Pharm.D.KMHP Clinical PharmacistX 
    Cheston Berlin, Jr., M.DPediatricianX 
    Dale Adair, M.D.OMHSAS Acting Chief Medical Officer 
    David Haverstick, M.D.Family Practitioner 
    David Kelley, M.D.OMAP Chief Medical Officer X
    Donald Gerhart, R.Ph.Community PharmacistX 
    Gene Bishop, M.D.InternistX 
    Ian Paul, M.D.PediatricianX 
    James Hancovsky, MBA, R.Ph.Unison Pharmacy DirectorX 
    James Schuster, M.D., Vice ChairPsychiatristX 
    Michele Musheno, M.S., R.Ph.Academic/ Hospital PharmacistX 
    Terri Cathers, Pharm.D., Chair (tie-breaker vote only)OMAP Pharmacy Director X
    Andreas Wali, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.CardiologistX 
    Valerie Weber, M.D., FACPInternistX 
    Lloyd WertzConsumer/Family AdvocateX 
    Yvette LongConsumer RepresentativeX 

     Ad Hoc Psychiatrist Members

    NameSpecialtyExternal Member *Internal Member **
    Rosemary Keffer, M.D.Ad Hoc Adult Psychiatrist X
    Ivonne Acrich, M.D.Ad Hoc Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist X

     * - External Members are not employed by the Department
    ** - Internal Members are employed by the Department on a full or part time basis

    Effective May 2014
    Replacing May 2013