CDHA CAAR

September 20, 2018

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief – September 20, 2018

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:35 pm

Any Use and Frequent Use of Opioids among Elderly Adults in 2015-2016, by Socioeconomic Characteristics,” by Asako S. Moriya and G. Edward Miller (Statistical Brief 515, September 2018, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical+Brief&opt=2&id=1237

June 29, 2018

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – June 29, 2018

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:40 pm

Opioid Use in Medicare Part D Remains Concerning,” (OEI-02-18-00220, June 2018, .pdf format, 23p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-18-00220.asp

May 30, 2018

CAAR – US Senate Committe on Finance, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – May 30, 2018

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:10 pm

Examining Efforts to Prevent Opioid Overutilization and Misuse in Medicare and Medicaid,” a hearing held May 29, 2018 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time hour minutes).

www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/examining-efforts-to-prevent-opioid-overutilization-and-misuse-in-medicare-and-medicaid

May 24, 2018

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – May 24, 2018

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 5:12 pm

Preventing and Treating Opioid Misuse Among Older Americans,” a hearing held May 23, 2018 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 20 minutes). Note: The hearing begins at the 14:06 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/preventing-and-treating-opioid-misuse-among-older-americans

April 23, 2018

CAAR – US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony – April 23, 2018

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 10:14 am

Tackling Opioid and Substance Use Disorders in Medicare, Medicaid, and Human Services Programs,” a hearing held April 19, 2018 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time hour minutes).

www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/tackling-opioid-and-substance-use-disorders-in-medicare-medicaid-and-human-services-programs

March 6, 2018

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstracts – March 6, 2018

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , , , — admin @ 3:56 pm

A. “Effect of Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients With Chronic Back Pain or Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial,” by Erin E. Krebs, Amy Gravely, Sean Nugent, Agnes C. Jensen, Beth DeRonne, Elizabeth S. Goldsmith, Kurt Kroenke, Matthew J. Bair, and Siamak Noorbaloochi (Vol. 319, No. 9, March 6, 2018, p. 872-882).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2673971

B. “Effect of a Low-Intensity PSA-Based Screening Intervention on Prostate Cancer Mortality: The CAP Randomized Clinical Trial,” by Richard M. Martin, Jenny L. Donovan, Emma L. Turner, Chris Metcalfe, Grace J. Young, Eleanor I. Walsh, J. Athene Lane, Sian Noble, Steven E. Oliver, Simon Evans, Jonathan A. C. Sterne, Peter Holding, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Peter Brindle, Naomi J. Williams, Elizabeth M. Hill, Siaw Yein Ng, Jessica Toole, Marta K. Tazewell, Laura J. Hughes, Charlotte F. Davies, Joanna C. Thorn, Elizabeth Down, George Davey Smith, David E. Neal, and Freddie C. Hamdy, for the CAP Trial Group (Vol. 319, No. 9, March 6, 2018, p. 883-895).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2673968

February 8, 2018

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – February 8, 2018

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 4:51 pm

Hearing on the Opioid Crisis: Removing Barriers to Prevent and Treat Opioid Abuse and Dependence in Medicare,” a hearing held February 6, 2018 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site). Note: Hearing begins at the 8:37 and goes to the 1:23 mark (Panel 1). The second half of the hearing begins at the 2:26:27 mark and ends at the 3:32:50 mark.

waysandmeans.house.gov/event/hearing-opioid-crisis-removing-barriers-prevent-treat-opioid-abuse-dependence-medicare/

January 17, 2018

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight Hearing Testimony – January 17, 2018

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:45 pm

The Opioid Crisis: The Current Landscape and CMS Actions to Prevent Opioid Misuse,” a hearing held January 17, 2018 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov/event/hearing-opioid-crisis-current-landscape-cms-actions-prevent-opioid-misuse/

November 6, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – November 6, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:04 pm

Prescription Opioids: Medicare Needs to Expand Oversight Efforts to Reduce the Risk of Harm,” (GAO-18-15, October 2017, .pdf format, 35p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-18-15

September 5, 2017

CAAR – Grantmakers in Aging Report – September 5, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:06 pm

Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis: An Introduction for Funders,” (August 2017, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.giaging.org/documents/170823_GIA_Rural_Opioid_Paper_FINAL_for_web.pdf

July 13, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services Brief – July 13, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:20 pm

Opioids in Medicare Part D: Concerns about Extreme Use and Questionable Prescribing,” (OEI-02-17-00250, July 2017, .pdf format, 16p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-17-00250.asp

April 5, 2017

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – April 5, 2017

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 3:37 pm

Grandparents to the Rescue: Raising Grandchildren in the Opioid Crisis and Beyond,” a hearing held March 21, 2017 (witness statement available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 39 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 14:32 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/grandparents-to-the-rescue-raising-grandchildren-in-the-opioid-crisis-and-beyond

February 13, 2017

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – February 13, 2017

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , , — admin @ 5:24 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Did Medicaid Expansion Reduce Medical Divorce?” by David Slusky and Donna Ginther (w23139, February 2017, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w23139

B. “The Effect of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on Opioid Utilization in Medicare,” by Thomas C. Buchmueller and Colleen Carey (w23148, February 2017, .pdf format, p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w23148

October 17, 2016

CAAR – Rand Corporation Labor and Population Center Working Paper – October 17, 2016

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:59 pm

How Increasing Medical Access to Opioids Contributes to the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence from Medicare Part D,” by David Powell, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, and Erin Audrey Taylor (WR-1169, September 2016, .pdf format, 52p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR1169.html

June 23, 2016

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Brief – June 23, 2016

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:16 pm

High Part D Spending on Opioids and Substantial Growth in Compounded Drugs Raise Concerns,” (OEI-02-16-00290, June 2016, .pdf format, 13p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-16-00290.asp

February 24, 2016

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – February 24, 2016

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:42 pm

Opioid Use Among Seniors – Issues and Emerging Trends,” a hearing held February 24, 2016 (witness statement available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 47 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 13:54 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/opioid-use-among-seniors_issues-and-emerging-trends

February 3, 2016

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – February 3, 2016

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 4:50 pm

Fighting Against a Growing Epidemic: Opioid Misuse and Abuse Among Older Americans,” a hearing held February 1, 2016 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/fighting-against-a-growing-epidemic-opioid-misuse-and-abuse-among-older-americans

January 19, 2016

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – January 19, 2016

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 5:02 pm

Fighting Against a Growing Epidemic: Reducing the Misuse and Abuse of Opioids in America,” a hearing held January 19, 2016 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/field-hearing_-fighting-against-a-growing-epidemic-reducing-the-misuse-and-abuse-of-opioids-in-america

April 7, 2015

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – April 7, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:45 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library. “Does Prescription Drug Coverage Increase Opioid Abuse? Evidence from Medicare Part D,” by Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, David Powell, and Erin Taylor (w21072, April 2015, .pdf format, 43p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21072

February 28, 2014

CAAR – British Medical Journal Articles – February 28, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:27 pm

A. “Opioid prescribing by multiple providers in Medicare: retrospective observational study of insurance claims,” by Anupam B. Jena, Dana Goldman, Leonard D. Schaeffer, Lesley Weaver, and Pinar Karaca-Mandic (Vol. 348, No. 7947, March 1, 2014, BMJ 2014;348:g1393, .pdf and HTML format).

www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1393

B. “Comparative effectiveness of radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy in prostate cancer: observational study of mortality outcomes,” by Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Tommy Nyberg, Olof Akre, Leif Haendler, Inge Heus, Mats Olsson, Stefan Carlsson, Monique J. Roobol, Gunnar Steineck, and Peter Wiklund (Vol. 348, No. 7947, March 1, 2014, BMJ 2014;348:g1502, .pdf and HTML format).

www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1502

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