Maryland Department of Health

Maryland Department of Health Pharmacy Reimbursement

The Maryland Department of Health has contracted with Myers and Stauffer LC, a national accounting and consulting firm, to provide and maintain the information necessary to assist the Department in transitioning to the new CMS reimbursement methodology requirements. The primary goal of the State’s contract with Myers and Stauffer LC, is to develop and maintain a comprehensive reimbursement methodology that offers Maryland Medicaid pharmacy partners accuracy, consistency, and transparency in the rate setting process while complying with the new federal mandates. The Department’s primary ingredient reimbursement will utilize the National Average Drug Acquisition Cost (NADAC) which is an actual acquisition cost reimbursement index calculated by CMS. In instances where no NADAC is available, a State Actual Acquisition Cost (SAAC) will be calculated by Myers and Stauffer through a comprehensive survey. As NADAC rates are updated and new state specific SAAC rates are developed, the rates will be available on this website. Please check this website regularly for a link to the most current NADAC rates and changes to the current SAAC lists.

Note: If there is no NADAC or SAAC rate, reimbursement will be at the current WAC.

If you have trouble opening or downloading the files listed below, please contact Myers and Stauffer LC at 800-591-1183 and ask for the Maryland pharmacy unit.

Information and materials on the Site may not be published or used except as provided under these terms and conditions or as otherwise noted on the Site without written permission of the State of Maryland, Department of Health, and/or Myers and Stauffer LC.

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SAAC Rate Archive

The following archive list contains the weekly SAAC rate postings for the most recent eighteen months. Postings older than eighteen months are available upon request at Please indicate “Historical Rate Posting Request” in the subject line of the email.

SAAC Archive Files

AAC Rate Review

Submit Your Rate Request Online

Pharmacy Cost of Dispensing Information

The documents below include helpful information for pharmacies related to the cost of dispensing survey process.

Cost of Dispensing Resources

Report Archive

The following archive contains reports pertaining to the SAAC program that have been made available to the public.

Report Archive

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document to help with common questions about the pharmacy program.