February 9, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
The growth of our population of seniors continues at an accelerating pace. Demographers tell us that this trend will continue for the next decade, soon about 1 in 5 of all Americans will be age 65 and older.
A bipartisan group of senators is urging the DEA to create an exemption that would allow practitioners to prescribe controlled substances for OUD treatment via telemedicine for patients in rural areas.
The practice of sending insurance reimbursement for services directly to a patient, rather than the provider, significantly impairs a provider’s ability to collect the payment and ultimately could create access issues.