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Provider News

At times we have some important news for our provider partners. These include messages from L.A. Care regarding federal, state and local health policies, such as the efforts aimed at changing the Affordable Care Act.

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Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES)

October 2, 2018

We want to keep you informed about an important change in patient care that will help you keep your patients safe.

Starting October 2, 2018, a new California state mandate requires you, as a provider, to check the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES, prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II–IV controlled substance.

This mandate will help to ensure appropriate use of controlled substances, such as opioids, and help to prevent patients from becoming dependent on these addictive medications.