Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in 2019
The opioid crisis remains a public health emergency. In 2018, there were 46,802 opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States. Identifying patients who are at risk of overdose or abuse is key to addressing this crisis. This data brief will be an update to last year's data brief, Opioid Use Decreased in Medicare Part D, While Medication-Assisted Treatment Increased. It will be based on the same methodology and cover the same issues. It will provide 2019 data on Part D spending for opioids and the number of beneficiaries who received extreme amounts of opioids through Part D and those who appeared to be doctor shopping. It will also identify prescribers who ordered opioids for large numbers of these beneficiaries.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|Completed||Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services||Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in 2019||Office of Evaluation and Inspections||OEI-02-20-00320||2020|