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Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board


The Mississippi Division of Medicaid's Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board is a quality assurance body which seeks to assure appropriate drug therapy to include optimal beneficiary outcomes and appropriate education for physicians, pharmacists, and the beneficiary. The Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board is composed of twelve participating physicians and pharmacists who are active MS Medicaid providers and in good standing with their representative organizations.

The Board reviews utilization of drug therapy and evaluates the long-term success of the treatments.

The Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board meets quarterly.


DUR Board Members

2014 Meeting Schedule
February 13, 2014
May 15, 2014
August 21, 2014
November 20, 2014
The meetings will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Woolfolk Building Room 117 located at 501 North West Street, Jackson, Mississippi.
The Mississippi Evidence-Based DUR Initiative (MS-DUR) performs the retrospective drug utilization review (DUR) for the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. MS-DUR supports the function of the DUR Board by performing in-depth analyses using pharmacy and medical claims data to encourage evidence-based appropriate use of medications in the Mississippi Medicaid population. MS-DUR reviews claims data monitors FDA-based safety information to ensure quality care is delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Based on activities of the DUR Board and claims reviews, MS-DUR provides educational outreach to health care practitioners on drug therapy to improve prescribing and dispensing practices for Mississippi Division or Medicaid beneficiaries.

The MS-DUR website has resources for providers, including the “Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update” newsletters and special initiatives developed to assist providers in selecting therapy, like the “Medicaid Cough and Cold Quick List.”
Click Here to View Minutes and Packets for Previous Years' DUR Board meetings
 
DUR Addendum
May 16, 2013


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