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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 130. Amount, Duration and Scope of Selected Services

12VAC30-130-300. Retrospective DUR.

A. The retrospective DUR program shall provide, through drug claims processing and information retrieval systems, for ongoing periodic examination of claims data and other records in order to identify patterns of fraud, abuse, overuse, or inappropriate or medically unnecessary care among physicians, pharmacists, and individuals receiving benefits under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.

B. The DUR program shall, on an ongoing basis, assess data on drug use against predetermined criteria and standards which have been approved by the DUR Board.

C. Summary data concerning identified exceptional drug utilization patterns shall be developed and submitted by DMAS to the DUR Board at least quarterly, or as often as monthly if requested by the DUR Board. This data shall include at least a summary of the drug therapy problems most often observed in the course of retrospective reviews, summaries of physician responses to educational interventions, and the results of intensified reviews and monitoring of selected prescribers or dispensers.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR460-04-4.2600 § 4, eff. June 16, 1993.

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