August 01, 2019

OIG Releases Report on State Oversight of Opioid Prescribing

On July 24, 2019, the OIG released a report  titled: “Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring of Opioid Use: States Have Taken Action To Address the Opioid Epidemic.” The report reviewed the actions taken by eight states to monitor opioid prescribing and use. The OIG detailed how states are using data analytics and implementing outreach programs for both patients and providers. The report also compares the states’ opioid prescribing limits with CDC guidelines.