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​Drug Utilization Review (DUR) 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 Use Review (ProDUR)
    • Retrospective Drug Use Review (RetroDUR)

DUR Board Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings

Date:
TBD

Location:
TBD

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.

NameSpecialtyIndependent*​Department**
​MCO
Ivonne Acrich, MD
OMAP Medical Director Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist

​X
​Dale Adair, MD, FAPA
​Offices of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Medical Director
X
Lawrence Appel, MD, SFHMOffice of Long Term Living Medical Director
​X
​Justyna Bart, MD
​OMAP Medical Director

​X
Cheston Berlin, Jr., MD
Pediatrician
X
​Tony Byler, MD
​PerformCare Psychiatrist

​X
Terri Cathers, PharmD, Chair
(tie-breaker vote only)
OMAP Pharmacy Director
​X
Michael Colvin, PharmDAmeriHealth Caritas & Keystone First HealthChoices & Community HealthChoices Pharmacist

​X
Sharon Connor, PharmD
Academic PharmacistX
Oluwatoyin Fadeyibi, PharmDCommunity Behavioral Health Pharmacist


​X
Andrea Fox, MD
InternistX
James Hancovsky, RPh, MBAUnitedHealthcare Pharmacist


​X
Paula Horn, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
X
Rosemary Keffer, MDAd Hoc Adult PsychiatristX
David Kelley, MD
OMAP Chief Medical Officer

​X
​Renee Licwinko, RPh​Gateway Health Plan Pharmacist
​X
Meghan McNelly, PharmDPA Health & Wellness Pharmacist

​X
​Geoffrey Neimark, MD​Community Care Behavioral Health Psychiatrist
​X
Mirza Perez, PharmDClinical PharmacistX
Adam Raphael Rom, MD
Family PractitionerX
Amy Saracino, MDAd Hoc Adult Psychiatrist, OMHSAS

​X
​Christopher Squillaro, DO
​Magellan Behavioral Health of PA Medical Director

​X
Jeanne Spencer, MDFamily PractitionerX
Kevin Szczecina, RPhGeisinger Health Plan Pharmacist
​X
​Mahmood Usman, MD​Beacon Health Options Psychiatrist
​X
​Fallan Vaisberg, PharmD, RPh
​Health Partners Plans Formulary Pharmacist
​X
​Verlyn Warrington, MD
​Obesity Specialist
​X
Margery Wasko, MD
OMAP Medical Director
​X
Lloyd WertzConsumer/Family AdvocateX
​Lauren Zandier, PharmD​UPMC For You Pharmacist
​X
Vacant​Consumer Sub Committee Representative​X

 * - Independent Members are not employed by the Department
** - Department Members are employed by the Department on a full or part-time basis

Effective April 17, 2023 / Last modified April 26, 2023