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Medicare Part D Compounded Drugs

In 2016, OIG called attention to significant growth in spending for compounded drugs. Specifically, OIG found that Medicare Part D spending for compounded topical drugs grew by 625 percent during 2006—2015. OIG has been involved in an increasing number of fraud investigations related to compounded drugs. We will conduct a risk assessment of CMS's oversight of pharmacies compounding drugs for beneficiaries to determine whether systemic vulnerabilities affecting the integrity of Medicare Part D; specifically, we will assess the risk that pharmacies did not meet Federal and State requirements.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
November 2020 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Part D Compounded Drugs Office of Audit Services W-00-21-35415 2022