Tag: opioid addiction

Are SNFs turning away those with opioid addiction? And is that legal?

A new article in STAT explores whether long-term care facilities can legally turn away those seeking post-acute care who are taking medicine to treat opioid addiction. According to STAT, many nursing facilities routinely — and sometimes systematically and by policy — do not take in otherwise eligible residents for care if they are on medicines […]

CMS proposal could place limits on filling opioid prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries

New strategies to combat opioid overuse in seniors proposes placing limits on the amount of morphine milligram equivalent (MME) that a pharmacy can prescribe, as well as the prescription length, according to a call letter released by CMS last week. This proposal is part of CMS’ continued oversight through the overutilization monitoring system. By expecting […]

CMS announces new Medicaid policy to combat the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment options

Approves demonstrations in both New Jersey and Utah Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new policy to allow states to design demonstration projects that increase access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD). CMS’s new demonstration policy responds to the President’s directive and […]