Oregon audit finds lack of transparency in Medicaid prescription system

Posted on AllSides August 21st, 2023
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State regulators can do more to help Medicaid patients access medication by providing better oversight of an obscure but influential step of the prescription drug supply chain that starts with the manufacturer and ends with the pharmacist, auditors found. An audit released Monday by the Secretary of State’s Office found the state’s regulation of pharmacy benefit managers is lax and limited, even though the organizations play a central role in the prescription medications of nearly 1.5 million low-income Oregonians enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid plan. That’s...

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