CMS Pitches Telehealth to Medicaid Programs Targeting Opioid Abuse

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is recommending telehealth and telemedicine to healthcare providers looking to leverage Medicaid funding for opioid abuse treatment.  CMS made the pitch in a pair of guidance documents issued this week, in which the agency urged Medicaid program directors and providers to take advantage of connected care technology that connects them with patients outside the office or hospital and allows them to monitor care management.