Low Cost Alternative (LCA) and Reference Drug Program (RDP) Data Files

Current LCA/RDP data files (effective November 7, 2019)

PharmaCare regularly updates LCA/RDP information in the three data files below. Updates are typically on the first Thursday of every month, but we occasionally make changes mid-month.

For general information, see PharmaCare's LCA and RDP web pages.

See below for how to interpret the data files

 
File Description
LCA Master Spreadsheet (XLS)
(November 7, 2019)
Includes all new and existing generic drugs within the LCA Program with their current reimbursement limits
RDP Master Spreadsheet (XLS)
(November 7, 2019)
Includes all new and existing RDP drugs with their current reimbursement limits

LCA/RDP Updates Workbook (XLS)
(November 7, 2019)

Includes the following four spreadsheets, which provide cumulative information on all new generic drug listings; all new LCA categories; all changes and effective dates for new LCA or RDP reimbursement limits; and any drug de-listings.

  • Summary Spreadsheet—summarizes the most recent changes to the LCA/RDP.
  • LCA Updates Spreadsheet—all updates made to the master LCA spreadsheet since April 1, 2019
  • RDP Updates Spreadsheet—all updates made to the master RDP spreadsheet since April 1, 2019
  • Non-benefit Spreadsheet—all non-benefit generic drug listing decisions made since April 1, 2019

Interpreting the data files

If you have questions about the data files, please send a detailed email to PharmaCare.

Mid-cycle updates

Occasionally, PharmaCare makes changes to the LCA/RDP between monthly updates. These as-needed changes might include generic drug pricing adjustments or expedited coverage for significant first-entry generics. When this happens, PharmaCare posts updated versions of the above files on the effective date of the change in PharmaCare coverage. Make sure you always have the most recent information by checking this site on the first Thursday of the month and again mid-month.