Department of Health

Maintenance of the Medicaid Prescription Drug File (Follow-Up Review)

According to State law, the amounts to be paid to pharmacies seeking reimbursement for prescription drugs dispensed to Medicaid recipients are to be based on monthly drug pricing information provided by an independent drug pricing clearinghouse. This information is maintained in an automated file by the Department of Health. In our initial audit report 2001-S-58, we examined the actions taken by the Department in maintaining this file and found that improvements were needed, as the information was not always accurate and up-to-date. We recommended that the Department make certain improvements in its maintenance of the prescription drug file, and in our follow-up review, we found that progress had been made in implementing our recommendations.

For a complete copy of Report 2004-F-5 click here.