Attention Medicaid providers:

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing would like to share important updates regarding prescription stimulant medications covered by Medicaid. The attached document (click here) describes Medicaid’s Brand Name Preferred and Generic Preferred medications, as well as age guidelines and maximum daily dose. Please note that effective Oct. 1, 2014, claims for drugs that are marked Brand Name Preferred will be paid without a prior authorization.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Chris Ukoha at (303) 866-3588. If you prefer to email, you can contact Robert Lodge at

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