GAO recommends that Medicare Expand Oversight Efforts to Reduce Risk of Harm from Opioid Prescriptions
GAO-18-336T: Published: Jan 17, 2017. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2018.
GAO recommends that Medicare:
1. Gather information on the full number of at-risk beneficiaries receiving high doses of opioids,
2. Identify providers who prescribe high amounts of opioids, and
3. Require plan sponsors to report to CMS on actions related to providers who inappropriately prescribe opioids.