Sunday, August 19, 2018
"Examples of pharmacies that billed a high number of compounded topical drugs from a single prescriber A pharmacy in New York billed Part D for 5,342 compounded topicals—totaling $1.6 million—ordered by a single podiatrist in 2016. This pharmacy also billed for over 1,000 compounded topicals each from five other podiatrists. In total, the pharmacy billed Part D $6.4 million for compounded topicals in 2016. A different New York pharmacy billed Part D for 2,775 compounded topicals—totaling $1.3 million—ordered by a single podiatrist. This pharmacy also billed for over 1,400 compounded topicals each from two other podiatrists. Of particular concern, one of these podiatrists was also a top prescriber in the example above. In total, this pharmacy billed Part D $7.3 million for compounded topicals in 2016. "
quoted from report found here