“The Trump administration released a scorecard system to rate state Medicaid program performance but hasn’t said how the ratings will be used. Also, this week, Medicare trustees projected that the hospital insurance trust fund will run out in 2026.
- The report noted that last year, U.S. health care professionals accessed state prescription drug monitoring programs more than 300.4 million times — a 121 percent increase from 2016.
- According to statistics cited in the report, naloxone prescriptions more than doubled in 2017– from 3,500 to 8,000 prescriptions dispensed weekly — and reached a record high of 11,600 dispensed between January 2018 and April 2018 alone.
Source: MedPageToday.com – June 9, 2018