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Drug Utilization Review Board

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

The Board reviews utilization of drug therapy and evaluates the long-term success of the treatments.

DUR Board Meeting Information

The Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board meets quarterly. Meetings are normally scheduled for room 145 at 1 p.m. in the Woolfolk Building, 501 North West Street, Jackson, MS. Due to the current pandemic, meetings will be held virtually. The DUR meeting dates for 2020 and tentative 2021 dates are as follows:

Proposed 2021 dates: March 4, 2021; June 10, 2021; September 16, 2021; and December 9, 2021.


DUR Board Meeting Resources

DUR Board Information DUR Board Packets & Meeting Minutes Archive

Date Agenda Meeting Minutes
December 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 11, 2020 Agenda Minutes
March 19, 2020 Agenda Minutes


Mississippi Evidence-Based DUR Initiative

The Mississippi Evidence-Based DUR Initiative (MS-DUR) performs the retrospective drug utilization review (DUR) for the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. MS-DUR supports the function of the DUR Board by performing in-depth analyses using pharmacy and medical claims data to encourage evidence-based appropriate use of medications in the Mississippi Medicaid population. MS-DUR reviews claims data and monitors FDA-based safety information to ensure quality care is delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Based on activities of the DUR Board and claims reviews, MS-DUR provides educational outreach to health care practitioners on drug therapy to improve prescribing and dispensing practices for Mississippi Division or Medicaid beneficiaries.

The MS-DUR website has resources for providers, including the “Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy Update” newsletters and special initiatives developed to assist providers in selecting therapy, like the “Medicaid Cough and Cold Quick List.”