Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program In Minnesota," (A-05-08-00010)

April 14, 2008


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

In a follow-up audit of Minnesota’s Medicaid drug rebate program, we found that, as of June 30, 2006, the State had established controls for collecting rebates on single-source drugs administered by physicians.  Manufacturers may make their outpatient drugs eligible for Federal Medicaid funding by entering into a rebate agreement with CMS and paying quarterly rebates to the States.

Because the State had adequate controls over its drug rebate program, we made no recommendations.