How changing opioid prescribing patterns can impact risk scores

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By Christine M. Mytelka, Melanie K. Kuester, Colin R. Gray, Lucas Everheart | 19 April 2018
This brief provides data on the decline in opioids prescribed to Medicaid expansion populations and the increased use of other non-opioid pain relief drugs. It also addresses the corresponding effect that changing prescribing patterns may have on evaluating population health and risk-adjusted payments in risk-based managed care programs.