CMS should do more for the thousands at extreme risk of opioid addiction, OIG finds

Modern Healthcare: With 80% of the Medicare Part D beneficiaries who are at-risk of misusing or overdosing on opioids receiving extreme amounts of the type of drug, HHS' Office of the Inspector General recommends that CMS do more.

A new federal report recommends CMS take a more active role in ensuring Medicare beneficiaries get access to treatment for opioid use disorder after finding less than a tenth of at-risk patients received medication-assisted treatment in 2017.

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