Medicare’s blueprint to tackle the opioid crisis

In 2016, more than 42,000 Americans died as a result of opioid use and of those, 40 percent involved a prescription opioid. In an effort to fight the opioid crisis, CMS sent 24,000 letters to Medicare doctors this year and last, pointing out that their rate of opioid prescriptions outpaced their peers. Read article here…

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