Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in 2018
The opioid crisis remains a public health emergency. In 2017, 47,600 opioid-related overdose deaths occurred in the United States. Identifying patients who are at risk of overdose or abuse is key to addressing this crisis. This data brief will provide 2018 data on Part D spending for opioids, as well as on beneficiaries who received extreme amounts of opioids through Part D and those who appeared to be doctor shopping. It will also provide data on prescribers who ordered opioids for large numbers of these beneficiaries.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|June 2019||Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services||Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in 2018||Office of Evaluation and Inspections||OEI-02-19-00390||2019|