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Medicaid Drug Use Review Board

Medicaid Drug Use Review Board

The Drug Use Review Board - made up of doctors, a mid-level practitioner, and pharmacists--helps the department to ensure that medications prescribed for Medicaid clients are appropriate, medically necessary, cost effective, and unlikely to result in adverse side effects. It also aims to educate doctors and pharmacists to identify and reduce fraud, abuse, and inappropriate care associated with prescription drugs.

The board meets quarterly at Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, 3404 Cooney Drive, Helena.

Members are:

  • Starla Blank, PharmD
  • Sherrill Brown, PharmD
  • Bill Burton, RPh
  • Robert Caldwell, MD
  • Ian McGrane, PharmD
  • Dan Nauts, MD
  • Lori Fitzgerald, PharmD
  • V. Lee Harrison, MD
  • Ladonna Maxwell, APRN
  • Anne Anglim, MD
  • Robert Putsch, MD

For more information, contact Shannon Sexauer, PharmD ,Allied Health Services Bureaus, (406) 444-5951 .

For meeting minutes, contact board coordinator Mark Eichler, R.Ph., Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, (406) 457-5843, fax (406) 443-2580.

The public is welcome to attend board meetings, but individuals are asked to contact Mark Eichler in advance to ensure that sufficient
seating is available.