CMS Letter to State Medicaid Directors: Leveraging Medicaid Technology to Address the Opioid Crisis

Link

https://www.medicaid.gov/sites/default/files/federal-policy-guidance/downloads/smd18006.pdf

Additional Links

Press Release

Sponsoring Organization

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Description

Offers states information and advice regarding strategies to combat the opioid crisis using technology, as well as potential funding opportunities for these efforts. Discusses implementing prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to track and facilitate the safe prescription of opioid medications and increasing data-driven approaches, interoperability, and telehealth services to improve care coordination among healthcare professionals.

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide

Topics

Opioids • Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing • Prevention • Recovery • Teleservices and Technology • Treatment