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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Medicaid Drug Rebates: Inaccurate Reporting of Medicaid Drug Data By Pharmacists," (A-06-91-00056)

June 5, 1992


Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (310 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

This final report identifies the results of our review of the reporting of Medicaid drug data by pharmacists to the State Medicaid agencies (States). We sent a questionnaire to the 50 States and the District of Columbia, and 46 states responded. Our review disclosed that 22 of the 46 States, or about 48 percent, indicated problems in reporting accurate drug utilization data for use by the manufacturers in determining rebate payments.