Medicare, DEA, and others will crack down on patients abusing opioids and other controlled substances

Medicare, DEA, and others will crack down on patients abusing opioids and other controlled substances.

Medicare is even telling Part D drug plans to withhold payment and investigate claims that might be fraudulent. This is different from Medicare's usual policy that claims should be paid promptly.

Recent cases are eye-opening...one patient received over 3600 oxycodone tabs in one year from 58 prescribers and 48 pharmacies.

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