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Medicare Advantage Members Less Likely To Fill Opioid Prescriptions Than Other Medicare Members

News | February 4, 2019

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Members of Medicare Advantage plus prescription drug (MA-PD) plans were 37% less likely to fill opioid prescriptions than beneficiaries enrolled in a stand-alone Part D plan (PDP). Opioid prescription rates were 25% lower for MA-PD members. About half of the difference in opioid fill rates was because MA-PD members filled fewer prescriptions from prescribers who…

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