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Arkansas Medicaid DUR Board

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Last date for industry meeting with DHS/Magellan staff prior to the Board meeting is March 31, 2021.  We have a limited number of timeslots available.

To those on the AR Medicaid DUR Board “Interested Party List”:

The Arkansas Medicaid DUR Board agenda for April 21, 2021 meeting can be found here and is available on the AR Medicaid website today. 

For those drug companies that have a drug listed on the agenda and wish to submit a request to make public comments on your drug, the deadline to submit the request with the required data is April 7, 2021 by close of business. The documentation provided will be forwarded to our Board members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following per the current DUR bylaws:

  1. The speaker’s name, title, relevant credentials, and organization;
  2. Contact information for the speaker including address, telephone number, and email; 
  3. The agenda item(s) which the speaker intends to address;
  4. Prepared comments; and
  5. An electronic copy of any presentation materials the speaker intends to use.

Please do not submit a copy of the drug’s package insert in lieu of the public comments as we already have copies of all of the drug package inserts.  As a reminder, the total comment time is 6 minutes per drug. If there is more than one speaker for the same drug, the speakers must split the 6 minute total comment time, and the requirement of the submitted copy of the public comments applies to every speaker for the drug. 

A copy of the proposed criteria for the specific agenda item on which an individual requests to speak may be requested from the Chairperson three (3) weeks prior to the DUR Board meeting.  The information will be in draft form and may be changed by the DUR Board prior to being finalized.  As such, the draft criteria should not be shared with clinicians or patients.

Interested parties for products or topics listed on the quarterly meeting agenda may reach out to the Arkansas Medicaid Pharmacy Program after the agenda is posted to request a meeting with staff prior to the DUR Board meeting.  These meetings may be held in-person or by conference call up to three (3) weeks prior to the DUR meeting and shall be no longer than 30 minutes in duration. These meetings will be disclosed to the DUR Board, along with any written materials provided in the meetings, as part of the information provided to members two (2) weeks prior to the quarterly meeting.

The DUR Board meeting will continue to be virtual through ZOOM webinar. 

You are invited to a Magellan Health webinar.

When: April 21, 2021 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Arkansas Medicaid DUR Quarterly Board Meeting

Please register by clicking the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Best regards,

Cindi Pearson, Pharm. D.

DMS/Arkansas Medicaid Pharmacy Program

Clinical Pharmacist/DUR and DRC Chair

P: 501-683-4120

700 Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

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