Opioid Guidelines & Recommendations

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Facing Addiction in America

Facing Addiction in America is the Surgeon General’s key message to the general public, especially family and friends of people affected by opioids. This website also includes the Full 2016 Surgeon General’s Report, naloxone advisory, public helplines and other federal resources.

How to Apply for Opioid Treatment Program Certification

Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) that dispense medications for the treatment of substance use disorders must conform with federal regulations and be certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Division of Pharmacologic Therapies. This SAMHSA resource includes everything needed to complete the OTP application and certification process. Federal and state codes, application …

Medication-Assisted Treatment Implementation Checklist

Do members in your community who struggle with addiction have adequate access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Use this Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) checklist to assess your community and identify the key elements to consider when engaging in efforts to increase access to MAT.

The Joint Commission Pain Assessment and Management Accreditation Standards and Resources (New and Revised January 1, 2018)

Review the new and revised Joint Commission standards for pain assessment and management along with related videos, podcasts, tools and articles. These resources will help hospitals and facilities establish effective approaches to pain and opioid harm prevention.

Mathematics of Pain Relief

Opioid painkillers are not the most effective way to treat most acute pain. Find out about the mathematics of pain relief and how the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) formula is used to determine and compare the effectiveness of opioids to other pain relief options in this easy-to-share infographic.

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

Take full advantage of the technology available to prevent opioid harm – use Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS), now available throughout the U.S. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Playbook describes the benefits of EPCS and explains how to bring EPCS into your practice. See General Q & …

Information Related to Mental and Behavioral Health, Including Opioid Overdose

This one-stop resource includes guidance and other materials on how HIPAA applies to mental health and substance use disorder information. This site will be periodically updated with additional information.

National Institute on Drug Abuse Medical & Health Professionals (NIDAMED) Resources Page

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Medical & Health Professionals (NIDAMED) webpage provides resources for opioids, addiction, abuse, crisis, and treatment.

Indian Health Service and Military Medical PDMP Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, from the Network for Public Health Law, summarizes Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) requirements for various federal entities, including Veterans Administration and Indian Health Service providers.

CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline Mobile App

Opioids can have serious risks and side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to encourage safer, more effective chronic pain management. CDC’s new Opioid Guide App makes it easier to apply the recommendations into clinical practice by putting the entire guideline, tools, …

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