New Medicare Part D Opioid Drug Mapping Tool Available
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an interactive online mapping tool which shows geographic comparisons at the state, county, and ZIP code levels of Medicare Part D opioid prescription claims within the United States.
This new mapping tool allows the user to see both the number and percentage of opioid claims at the local level and better understand how this critical issue impacts communities nationwide.
“The opioid epidemic impacts every state, county and municipality. To address this epidemic, while ensuring that individuals with pain receive effective treatment, we need accurate, timely information about where the problems are and to what extent they exist,” said CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt. “This new mapping tool gives providers, local health officials, and others the data to become knowledgeable about their community’s Medicare opioid prescription rate.”
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