CMS Hikes SNF Drug Enforcement; SNFs Want Health Sector-Wide Crackdown

By Bridget Early / January 18, 2023 at 4:27 PM
CMS on Wednesday (Jan. 18) debuted a new strategy for cracking down on overprescribing of psychotropic medications in nursing homes after a December HHS Office of Inspector General report found 80% of long-stay residents received psychotropic medications -- a rate that remained steady over nearly a decade. Some nursing homes previously called the OIG report misleading, but others now say they support efforts to prevent overprescribing of psychotropics so long as CMS cracks down on all sectors of the health...

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