drug utilization review


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drug utilization review

an authorized, structured, ongoing program that collects, analyzes, and interprets drug use patterns to improve the quality of pharmacotherapy and patient outcomes.

drug utilization review

Health insurance A study of drug prescriptions to evaluate appropriateness and cost-effectiveness of drug therapy

drug use re·view

(drŭg yūs rĕ-vyū')
An authorized, structured, ongoing program that collects, analyzes, and interprets drug use patterns to improve the quality of drug use and patient outcomes.
Synonym(s): clinical drug trial, drug use evaluation, drug utilization review.
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A retrospective drug utilization review process takes place after medications are filled.
The Medical Therapeutic Drug Utilization Review Project: Quarterly Report and Final Analysis Report.
Clerico explains that with Autonomics prescriptions are electronically transferred from the retail drug Store to AmeriSource's central processing center, where insurance adjudication, drug utilization review and physician contact for clarifications are performed.
Perhaps more importantly, paper invoices are not subject to payors' real-time drug utilization review or formulary edits.
By using a variety of programs, such as Home Delivery, Mail Order and Drug Utilization Review (DUR), PMI provides pharmacy management services to insurers.
DES MOINES - The Health Care Financing Administration has selected the Iowa Medicaid program to become the country's first on-line prospective drug utilization review (DUR) demonstration project.
Elements of this expanded role have already been recognized by the federal government with its requirement for drug utilization review of Medicaid prescriptions under the OBRA '90 legislation.
The implementation of the drug utilization review (DUR) provisions of the the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA) in January 1993 will be one major engine of change.
ExpressComp offers customized formularies, Drug Utilization Review (DUR) programs, and clinical programs to effectively manage drug utilization trends.
Future industry issues on its agenda include drug utilization review and the transaction charges that are currently being levied on the nation's pharmacists.
For instance, the company's Quantum Alert computer program offers drug utilization review in advance of problems.
Express Scripts provides integrated PBM services, including network pharmacy claims processing, mail pharmacy services, benefit design consultation, drug utilization review, formulary management, disease management, medical and drug data analysis services, and medical information management services.