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Drug Utilization Review Board

December 9, 2021 DUR Board Meeting Announcement

Effective October 1, 2021, registration will now be required to attend quarterly DUR Board Meetings. Registration information including the link to the registration website may be found on this page. Please note that only one representative per company may register and attend.

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.


2021 dates:

  • March 4, 2021 (virtual);
  • June 10, 2021 (virtual);
  • September 16, 2021 (virtual); and
  • December 9, 2021 (live meeting, no virtual options).

Important Updates: Beginning October 1, 2021, pharmaceutical and industry members, vendors, and general public must register to attend. Registration will open thirty (30) days prior to the meeting date. Due to the ongoing pandemic, only one representative per company may register/attend.

Parking: parking may be found on the perimeter of the Woolfolk Building, on the north side of the Woolfolk Building located at the old Wright and Ferguson building (yellow/brown building), and at the Division of Medicaid and First Baptist Church main parking lots at the corner of High Street and North President Street. Guests may not park at the Woolfolk Building or in any parking space marked “Reserved”. 

CLICK HERE to register online! You must register to attend DUR Board meetings.
NOTE: Registration is required for all pharmaceutical industry and advocacy representatives to be able to attend DUR Board meetings.    


DUR Board Information DUR Board Packets & Meeting Minutes Archive

Date Agenda Meeting Minutes
September 16, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 4, 2021 Agenda Minutes
December 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 11, 2020 Agenda Minutes
March 19, 2020 Agenda Minutes