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How many prescriptions is too many?

What exactly constitutes “abusive” prescribing?On this point, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is treading carefully, refusing to get pinned down by numerical thresholds for specific drugs. Instead Medicare will consider a variety of factors in deciding whether a physician's drug choices pose a “threat to the health or safety” of seniors and the disabled.“In our view, if a physician or eligible professional repeatedly and consistently fails to exercise reasonable judgment in his or her prescribing ...

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