CMS Issues Strategy to Address Opioid Misuse.
“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued its 2016 strategy to address opioid misuse in the U.S. The CMS strategy includes such key priority elements, including:
- Implement more effective person-centered and population-based strategies to reduce the risk of opioid use disorders, overdoses, inappropriate prescribing, and drug diversion;
- Expand naloxone use, distribution, and access, when clinically appropriate;
- Expand screening, diagnosis, and treatment of opioid use disorders, with an emphasis on increasing access to medication-assisted treatment; and
- Increase the use of evidence-based practices for acute and chronic pain management
The document is available for download at: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/Partnerships/Downloads/CMS-Opioid-Misuse-Strategy-2016.pdf
Source: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – January 5, 2017