Role of the Payer in Managing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Role of the Payer in Managing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) By Yvonne Tso, Vice President Polypharmacy is common among older adults, according to a New York Times article published on December 16, 2019. Individuals aged 65–69 years take an average of 15 prescriptions a...

2020 CMS Program Audit Overview

2020 CMS Program Audit Overview  By Yvonne Tso, Vice President First, some good news: as of August 25, 2019, if a sponsoring organization (“Sponsor”) has not been notified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of an upcoming audit, it is safe to...

Opioid Management Initiatives for 2019

Opioid Management Initiatives for 2019 By Yvonne Tso, Vice President   We are entering the second week of the new contract year. Has your CMS Account Manager (AM) scheduled a strategic conversation with you yet? The first topic on the agenda would most likely...