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​Drug Utilization Review Board

The Department of Human Services has appointed the Drug Utilization Review Board to promote patient safety by review of outpatient drug prescribing and dispensing in the Medical Assistance program.

The Department's drug use review program consists of:

    • Prospective Drug Review (Pro DUR)
    • Retrospective Drug Use Review (Retro DUR)

Upcoming Meeting

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Department of Education
333 Market Street
Heritage Room AB
Harrisburg, PA 17126

The Agenda will be posted prior to the meeting

The DUR Board is comprised of DHS medical directors, external physicians, pharmacists, consumer advocates, and specialists as needed.

NameSpecialtyExternal Member *Internal Member **
Ivonne Acrich, M.D.OMAP Medical Director Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist X
Lawrence Appel, M.D. SFHMOffice of Long Term Living Medical DirectorX 
Cheston Berlin, Jr., M.DPediatricianX 
Sevdalina Boshnakov, M.D..OMAP Pharmacy Medical Director 
Terri Cathers, Pharm.D., Chair (tie-breaker vote only)OMAP Pharmacy Director X
Michael Colvin, Pharm.D.AmeriHealth Caritas & Keystone First HealthChoices & Community HealthChoices PharmacistX 
Sharon Connor, Pharm.D.Academic PharmacistX 
Jessica Daw, Pharm.D.UPMC for You HealthChoices & Community HeathChoices PharmacistX 
Oluwatoyin Fadeyibi, Pharm.DCommunity Behavioral Health Pharmacist X
Andrea Fox, M.D.InternistX 
James Hancovsky, R.Ph., MBAUnitedHealthcare PharmacistX 
Kristin Hoover, Pharm.D. (non-voting)OMAP Clinical Pharmacist X
Paula Horn, Pharm.D.Clinical PharmacistX 
Matthew Hurford, M.D.Community Care Behavioral Health Organization PsychiatristX 
Rosemary Keffer, M.D.OMAP Medical Director Adult Psychiatrist X
David Kelley, M.D.OMAP Chief Medical Officer X
Jaymie Lako, Pharm.D.Gateway Health Plan PharmacistX 
Hannah Livengood, Pharm.D.Health Partners of Philadelphia PharmacistX 
Meghan McNelly, Pharm.D.PA Health & Wellness PharmacistX 
Natalie Nkurunziza, Pharm.DAetna Better Health PharmacistX 
Mirza Perez, Pharm.D.Clinical PharmacistX 
Adam Raphael Rom, M.D.Family PractitionerX 
Amy Saracino, M.DAd Hoc Adult Psychiatrist, OMHSAS X
Jeanne Spencer, M.D.Family PractitionerX 
Kevin Szczecina, R.Ph.Geisinger Health Plan PharmacistX 
Margery Wasko, M.D.OMAP Medical Director X
Lloyd WertzConsumer/Family AdvocateX 

 * - External Members are not employed by the Department
** - Internal Members are employed by or under contract with the Department on a full or part-time basis

Effective September 2019/Last modified November 2019