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Audit of Six Ulcer Treatment Drugs Reimbursed Under the Virginia Medicaid Prescription Drug Program

Issued on  | Posted on  | Report number: A-06-92-00009

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This final audit report points out that the State agency did not have any restrictions pertaining to the manufacturers' recommended dosages for ulcer treatment drugs. About $1.05 million (Federal share) in cost savings could have been realized for Calendar Year 1990 had the State agency limited payment for these drugs to the amount needed to pay for the manufacturers' recommended dosages. The State agency advised they were considering development of an on-line point of sale capability that could restrict this inappropriate prescribing.