OIG: Nearly 90,000 Medicare Beneficiaries are at Serious Risk of Overdosing

August 11, 2017 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​One out of every three Medicare Part D beneficiaries received a prescription opioid in 2016, according to a data brief from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). About half a million Medicare beneficiaries received a high amount of opioids, which the report defined as a daily average of 120 milligrams for at least three months of the year, in 2016.

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