Data Brief: Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in Missouri
Drug overdose deaths are at epidemic levels, and the opioid crisis is a public health emergency. In 2017, there were 47,600 opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States. A total of 952 of these deaths occurred in Missouri. Identifying beneficiaries who are at risk of overdose or abuse is key to addressing this crisis. This data brief will provide information on opioid use in Medicare Part D in Missouri in 2018, including data on beneficiaries who received opioids and data on beneficiaries who may be at serious risk of opioid misuse or overdose.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|Completed||Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services||Data Brief: Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in Missouri||Office of Evaluation and Inspections||OEI-02-19-00391||2020|