HEDIS Scores Next Year To Include Telehealth Treatment for Substance Abuse

HEDIS scores for health plans next year will include how well insurers use telehealth to treat the abuse of opioids and other substances, reports Healthcare Finance News. One of the new HEDIS measures, which are used by the National Committee for Quality Assurance to assess health plan performance, will measure high dosages given to adults over long-term treatment. “Another addresses the rate of adult health plan members who receive opioids from multiple providers and pharmacies,” reports Healthcare Finance News.

In a statement in which it lists stakeholders who wrestle with the opioid problem, the NCQA states: “These measures add health plans to the group of stakeholders currently addressing the opioid epidemic.”

Source: Healthcare Finance News