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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Benefits typically include access to network discounts, a national network of pharmacies, and other comprehensive programs such as mail order and drug utilization review.
Drug use control covers a number of drug management functions, including formulary management, drug mix and interchange programs, and drug utilization review processes.
If the pharmacists work 8- or 10-hour shifts with a standard 30-minute lunch break, in only a few minutes per prescription they must complete the drug utilization review, fill the prescription, and counsel the patient.(6) In addition, a significant part of a corporate pharmacist's income is determined by the number of prescriptions filled.
PBM programs for seniors should include a strong educational program that stresses the importance of taking medications properly; concurrent drug utilization review to identify prescriptions with harmful interactions; a list of pharmacists available through 800 numbers to answer questions; and a mail service that can offer discounts to seniors.
Recommendation: To establish an effective fraud prevention system for the Medicaid program, the Administrator of CMS should evaluate our findings and consider issuing guidance to the state programs to provide assurance that Drug Utilization Review (DUR) and restricted recipient program requirements adequately identify and prevent doctor shopping and other abuses of controlled substances;
Titled "Drug Utilization Review--How to Get Workers' Comp Costs Under Control," this webinar, hosted by Risk & Insurance[R] and sponsored by Progressive Medical, will help you learn how a drug utilization review can identify pharmaceutical cost savings, help promote a doctor-employer partnership and improve injured worker outcomes.
I served on my state's Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board for many years.
Rhode Island also has a drug utilization review component to its program, Mr.
Another paired set of articles are the two articles in this issue that report findings regarding drug utilization review (DUR) in Medicaid.
These services include cost and quality-efficient drug distribution systems, standard drug utilization review, retrospective case management and physician profiling.
Drug utilization review is being carried out by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, now that we have comprehended that this is what was intended by "prescription review" in the regulations.