Keyword: Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
The reduction in opioid prescriptions came at a cost to some pain patients.
Most doctors who wrote prescriptions to Medicare patients in 2014 and 2015 for opioids received a payment from pharma companies.
As the opioid crisis continues, it begs the question—should hospitals be punished for overprescribing painkillers to patients after surgery?
From Kaiser Health News: Aetna will be the third major insurer to remove prior authorization requirements for patients who seek medication-assisted treatments such as Suboxone.