RD589 - Annual Pharmacy Liaison Committee and Drug Utilization Review Board Report - December 15, 2016

Executive Summary:
The 2016 Appropriation Act, Item 306 (M), requires:

“M. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall implement continued enhancements to the drug utilization review (DUR) program. The department shall continue the Pharmacy Liaison Committee and the DUR Board. The department shall continue to work with the Pharmacy Liaison Committee to implement initiatives for the promotion of cost-effective services delivery as may be appropriate. The department shall report on the Pharmacy Liaison Committee's and the DUR Board’s activities to the Board of Medical Assistance Services and to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees and the Department of Planning and Budget no later than December 15 each year of the biennium.”

This report responds to the requirement in Item 306 (M) that the Department annually report on the activities of the Pharmacy Liaison Committee and the Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board.