Month: February 2019

New Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies Call: 2/14/19

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm to 3 pm ET

Registration Link: Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

About the Event: CMS implemented new opioid policies for Medicare drug plans effective January 1. The new policies include:

  • Improved safety alerts when patients fill opioid prescriptions at the pharmacy
  • Drug management programs for patients at-risk for misuse or abuse of opioids or other drugs

During this call, CMS experts discuss the new policies and answer questions.

Prior to the call, participants should review the following materials:

Target Audience: Physicians; physician assistants; nurses; nurse practitioners; dentists and other prescribers; case managers; and other interested stakeholders.

February 2019 CROWNWeb Newsletter

The CROWNWeb Newsletter for February 2019 is now available, at  It features several comprehensive articles on the 2744 Annual Facility Survey, including announcement of a 2744 Training session on February 19, 2019, repeated on February 26.  In addition to the usual useful links and notes – which are much expanded in the Newsletter’s new format – a February 28 CROWNWeb Town Hall is also announced.