In CMS
Sep 5th, 2019
New proposals address the need for novel ways to fight the opioid epidemic plaguing the United States. On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes suggestions for updating payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). CMS’s ...
Apr 8th, 2019
We’ve all heard of opioid addicts who make up aches and pains, fake injuries, or hurt themselves in hopes of being prescribed Vicodin, Percocet, etc. As the opioid crisis’ grows, so do its boundaries, with family pets becoming its next victims. For example, opioid addicted owners will sometimes hurt their pets to get a veterinary ...