Next week, CMS will be holding a telephone call to discuss and answer questions regarding CMS’ new opioid policies for Medicare drug plans. CMS finalized new policies for the Part D plans to follow starting January 1, 2019. Through this initiative, CMS is seeking to strengthen and broaden its partnership with providers to address the opioid crisis. The new policies include:
Improved safety alerts when patients fill opioid prescriptions at pharmacies; and
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