Prior Authorization Changes in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Vermont Medicaid is taking steps to ensure Vermonters have access to necessary care and that health care professionals can deliver that care in a safe and timely way. 

Prior authorizations are required for the following services:

Prior authorizations are not required for the following services:

  • Imaging Services
  • Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies — including continuous glucose monitors obtained from a pharmacy
  • Dental Services including orthodontia

Extend pre-existing prior authorizations

  • Effective 1/1/2021 extensions of current existing prior authorizations will not occur in response to the public health emergency.
  • Beginning January 1, 2021 Pharmacy will no longer extend existing PAs beyond their normal expiration date. 


Information can be found at:

AHS Global Commitment Register, policy GCR 20-039.


Department of Vermont Health Access

280 State Drive
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-1010
Phone: 802-879-5900
Fax: 802-241-0260

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