CMS Proposes Opioid Prescribing Limits for Medicare Enrollees

Pharmacies would have new limits on filling opioid prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries under regulations proposed Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “We are proposing important new actions to reduce seniors’ risk of being addicted to or overdoing it on opioids while still having access to important treatment options,” said Demetrios Kouzoukas, CMS deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare, on a phone call with reporters. “We believe these actions will reduce the oversupply of opioids in our communities.”

 

Source: ASCA/MedPage Today

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