CMS adds Medicaid and rural data to Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool
from Healthcare IT News
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has broadened the scope of the Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool, which was first launched three years ago to give insights into Medicare Part D prescribing rates. This update hopes to help combat the crisis by better informing local prevention and treatment efforts, especially in rural communities hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. For the first time, the tool has data for Medicaid prescribing, according to CMS, and enables geographic comparisons of Medicare Part D opioid prescribing for urban and rural communities.
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