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Audits Eyed for Doctors' Drug Compound Writing Practices

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 859 | 0 | 17 min read

OMA@tdi.texas.govAmid growing concerns over the use of expensive compounded drugs, workers’ compensation officials at the Texas Department of Insurance are preparing an audit to determine if physicians are adhering to medically accepted standards when they prescribe them. Even though Texas since 2011 has had a drug formulary that has been hailed by some as a model for other states, Texas’ formulary does not exclude compounds. As a result, many compounds can be prescribed without preauthorization, said Trey Gillespie, assistant vice president for workers’ compensation fo...

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