CDC Opioid Guidelines For Providers That Sparked Concern At The Time May Have Helped Cut Prescription Rates

By September 14, 2018 News No Comments

Chronic pain patients worried the guidelines would impede their access to needed medication. Two years later the rules have seemed to make a dent in overall prescription practices, though some caution that it’s hard to attribute the decrease to any one thing. Meanwhile, lawmakers ask CMS to include substance disorder patients in the Medicare Advantage value-based insurance design model.