Right on the money as I have a letter written to President Obama from one expert witness where he felt bad for not speaking up.
Several physicians have asked me to justify concerns regarding a plan announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a plan that Dr. Adam Gordon and I have described as enforcing opioid prescribing recommendations laid out by the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in a non-patient-centered way.
“When four CDC Guideline experts express a degree of concern at what CMS proposes to do, it suggests that CMS is not adhering to the intent of the CDC Guideline, but violating it.”
They don’t doubt our clinical concern. However, they want details on why we think the CMS Plan will have the impact that we project it will have, given what’s in it.
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