Medicare Part D Compounded Drugs
In 2016, OIG called attention to significant growth in spending for compounded drugs. Specifically, OIG found that Medicare Part D spending for compounded topical drugs grew by 625 percent during 2006—2015. OIG has been involved in an increasing number of fraud investigations related to compounded drugs. We will conduct a risk assessment of CMS's oversight of pharmacies compounding drugs for beneficiaries to determine whether systemic vulnerabilities affecting the integrity of Medicare Part D; specifically, we will assess the risk that pharmacies did not meet Federal and State requirements.