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Drug Utilization Review Board

Drug Utilization Review Board members pictured: Jahanzeb Khan, M.D.; Tanya Fitts, M.D. (chair); Terrence Brown, Pharm. D.; Joe Austin, M.D.; Chrysanthia Davis, Pharm.D. (co-chair); Bobbie West, M.D.; Amy Catherine Baggett, Pharm. D. (Not pictured: Dena Jackson, M.D.; Holly Moore, Pharm. D.; Kristi Phelps, R.Ph; Joshua Pierce, Pharm. D)

DUR Board Overview

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid’s Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board is a quality assurance body which seeks to assure appropriate drug therapy to include optimal beneficiary outcomes and appropriate education for providers and beneficiaries. The Board reviews utilization of drug therapy and evaluates the long-term success of the treatments.

Mississippi Evidence-Based DUR Initiative

Working closely with Mississippi Medicaid staff, the Mississippi Evidence-Based DUR Initiative (MS-DUR) performs retrospective drug utilization review (DUR) functions through claims review and analysis. This important work is vital to the activities of the DUR Board.

In addition to supporting Mississippi Medicaid and the DUR Board, MS-DUR’s work also results in the production of many research reports, clinical presentations, and publications. Please visit the MS-DUR website for access to this important information, as well as helpful resources for Medicaid providers.

Recent articles/submissions:

Factors influencing Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series completion in Mississippi Medicaid. 

Inguva S, Barnard M, Ward LM, Yang Y, Pittman E, Banahan BF 3rd, Kirby TR, Noble SL.  Vaccine. 2020 Feb 18;38(8):2051-2057. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.12.030. Epub 2020 Jan 21. PMID: 31980196.


DUR Board Meeting Resources


The DUR Board is composed of twelve participating Medicaid providers who are in good standing with their representative organizations.


Meetings will be held on the following dates at 1:00 pm at the location as noted:

  • March 7, 2024
  • June 13, 2024 – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy building on UMMC campus – Map
  • Sept. 12, 2024
  • Dec. 5, 2024


The June 13 meeting may be viewed virtually by clicking on the following link: Click Here for MS Medicaid DUR Live Broadcast on June 13 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

Please note: This link will only be live during the meeting and will not be archived for future viewing.


DUR Board Information DUR Board Packets & Meeting Minutes Archive

Date Agenda Meeting Minutes
June 13, 2024 Agenda Minutes
March 7, 2024 Agenda Minutes
December 7, 2023 Agenda Minutes
September 7, 2023 Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2023 Agenda Minutes
March 2, 2023 Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2022 Agenda Minutes