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CMS Leverages Medicaid Program to Combat Opioid Crisis

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:39 PM

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance aimed at supporting their commitment to partner with states and set them up for success in combating the opioid crisis.

The guidance includes tools, resources, approaches to combat this crisis and best practices for assessing the needs of beneficiaries facing opioid addiction. 

Additionally, CMS released guidance on which funding authorities may support health information technology efforts that could be used for the prevention and treatment of negative opioid outcomes. States may also access enhanced federal funding to integrate innovative substance abuse treatment in areas that have provider shortages or are in rural areas. 

“Support for Patient-facing technology in the form of apps and remote monitoring technology is also mentioned as possible state technology investments eligible for funding. Further, states may reduce provider burden by creating a single sign-on interoperability between Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and prescription drug monitoring programs, allowing physicians to e-prescribe in the same platform where electronic health records are held.”

Click here to read the full letter.


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