What you need to know: The Updated CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
Monday, November 21 at 6:00 pm EDT
NYSPS Legal Briefs
New 2022 CDC Guidelines on
OPIOID USE FOR TREATMENT OF PAIN
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The Guidelines state very clearly: “Nonopioid therapies are preferred for subacute and chronic pain.” If you are using opioids for subacute or chronic pain, which including both terms, means treating pain for 1 month or more, your chart must contain some justification for the use of opioids. This is an extremely important matter. Appropriate reasons, such as a prior treater, attempted various nonopioid treatments of some kind that failed. There must be a very good reason why opioids were tried. It must be documented.
Larry Kobak, Esq.
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New York, NY 10006