CMS Data Show Vulnerable Americans Skipped Mental Health Care During Pandemic
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released new findings that show Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries skipped millions of primary, preventive, and mental health care visits from March 2020 to October 2020, compared with the same period in 2019.
EDs May See Influx of Prescription Refill Requests Due to Closures of Pain Management Clinics
As a result of the closure of 29 Lags Medical Centers, which operate high-volume pain management clinics in California, emergency departments in 16 counties may see high numbers of patients needing prescription refills.
HHS Eases Certain Requirements for Prescribing Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
On April 28, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released new practice guidelines for administering buprenorphine.