Pew Comments on Proposed Regulations for Medicare Part D Drug Management Programs
Proposal would do little to curb opioid misuse in the Medicare population
On Jan. 16, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ substance use prevention and treatment initiative submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on proposed regulations for Medicare Part D that would allow insurers to use drug management programs to protect beneficiaries from opioid-related harms. Pew’s comments outline why the regulations would fail to protect patients at risk for such harms and offer recommendations for strengthening the proposal.
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Article January 17, 2018
Medicare Must Do More to Protect Beneficiaries Susceptible to Opioid-Related Harms
The agency’s recent proposal would do little to curb the opioid crisis in this population