OIG Toolkit to Identify Patients at Risk of Opioid Misuse
In the July 2017 data brief, Opioids in Medicare Part D: Concerns About Extreme Use and Questionable Prescribing (OEI-02-17-00250), OIG found that a half-million Medicare Part D beneficiaries received high amounts of opioids in 2016 and that nearly 90,000 of these beneficiaries were at serious risk of opioid misuse or overdose. As a follow up to the data brief, OIG plans to release a toolkit to assist public and private stakeholders in addressing the opioid epidemic. The toolkit will provide information on how OIG analyzed a large dataset of opioid claims to produce patient-level opioid data, as well as how it calculated Morphine Equivalent Dose (MED) levels for these patients.
|Announced or Revised
|Expected Issue Date (FY)
|Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
|OIG Toolkit to Identify Patients at Risk of Opioid Misuse
|Office of Evaluation and Inspections