U.S. DHHS Shares Code with States to Fight Opioid Overdoses

Government Technology: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing a toolkit to help state governments and insurers find people at risk of overdosing on opioids.

The department’s new toolkit, which the DHHS Office of Inspector General is publishing, includes code created by the tech company SAS. The toolkit is essentially made up of two parts: One acting as a step-by-step guide for people with prescription claim data to calculate which beneficiaries are at risk of opioid overdose or misuse, and one dealing with the SAS code for performing the same kinds of calculations.

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