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This TMF Quality Innovation Network change package provides a menu of options from which you can select specific interventions to develop an action plan that improves opioid-related outcomes and increases access to behavioral health services.


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Date Added: 05/20/2020
Date Last Modified: Sep 29 2020 4:58PM

This tool helps providers guide patients through signs and risk factors for opioid overdoses. Additionally, it introduces naloxone, how to administer it and how to access its different forms. This tool is in culturally appropriate Spanish for Puerto Rico


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Date Added: 08/30/2017
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 6:11PM

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has offered guidelines for physicians using medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorder. This no-cost guide discusses various types of approved medications, screening tools, assessment tools and best practices for patient care.


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Date Added: 04/05/2016
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 6:12PM

This tool helps providers guide patients through signs and risk factors for opioid overdoses. Additionally, it introduces naloxone, how to administer it and how to access its different forms. This tool is in culturally appropriate Spanish for the U.S.


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Date Added: 08/30/2017
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 6:11PM

This tool helps providers guide patients through signs and risk factors for opioid overdoses. Additionally, it introduces naloxone, how to administer it and how to access its different forms.


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Date Added: 08/23/2017
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 6:10PM

This patient fact sheet discusses common facts about prescription opioids and provides a list of questions for patients to ask their doctors before receiving a prescription for opioids.


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Date Added: 01/18/2018
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 6:09PM

Recently there have been news reports about an epidemic or crisis of opioid misuse and overdose deaths. This information will help explain the problem and keep you and your family safe.


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Date Added: 01/29/2019
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 6:08PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement Medicare Part D opioid overutilization policies on Jan. 1, 2019, including improved opioid safety alerts and drug management programs. Training materials are available for prescribers, pharmacists and patients. Visit the CMS website to learn more.


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Date Added: 01/21/2019
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 6:07PM

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has developed new online trainings that give more information about safer prescribing of opioids for chronic pain. The training series offers free continuing education.


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Date Added: 01/21/2019
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:55PM

Discussions about opioid use can be difficult for a variety of reasons. This video highlights techniques pharmacists and other health care providers can use to guide the conversation, keep it professional and lead to a positive outcome.


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Date Added: 05/16/2019
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:53PM

Download this two-page document from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which provides guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.


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Date Added: 06/28/2016
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:52PM

Download this one-page checklist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which lists what to consider and assess if prescribing opioids for chronic pain conditions.


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Date Added: 06/28/2016
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:52PM

Hospitalizations involving opioid pain relievers and heroin increased 75 percent for women between 2005 and 2014, a jump that significantly outpaced the 55 percent increase among men, according to this Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality' Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project statistical brief.


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Date Added: 06/28/2017
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:50PM

The Indian Health Service (IHS) has implemented a new Internet Eligible Controlled Substance Provider Designation Policy to help increase access to treatment for opioid use disorder in rural areas.


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Date Added: 11/20/2018
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:22PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that uses the indicators of dosing, count and day's supply to predict long-term opioid use in a study that spans 2006–2015.


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Date Added: 03/29/2017
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:20PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has created a roadmap to outline efforts being made to address the opioid epidemic. The roadmap describes a three-pronged approach focused on prevention, treatment and use of data to drive activities.


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Date Added: 07/05/2018
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:08PM

Read about a team of emergency department physicians and their experience implementing an opioid de-prescribing protocol.


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Date Added: 10/10/2018
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:07PM

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review has found that the growing combined use of opioid medicines with benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system has resulted in serious side effects, including slowed or difficult breathing and deaths.


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Date Added: 09/02/2016
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:06PM

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) released a recent article on "Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pain — Misconceptions and Mitigation Strategies." This article has excellent information on mitigation strategies, reducing opioid overdose and risk of addiction.


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Date Added: 06/16/2016
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:05PM

The Washington State Agency Medical Directors Group has both an app and Excel spreadsheet that allows clinicians to calculate morphine milligram equivalents.


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Date Added: 06/22/2017
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:04PM

Visit the American Pharmacists Association's opioid resource center for clinical resources, training and other tools.


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Date Added: 01/18/2019
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:02PM

In this webinar, speakers explored strategies to help patients manage pain while minimizing the danger of opioid misuse.


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Date Added: 02/21/2018
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 5:01PM

Results of this study concluded that for opioid users who did not use benzodiazepines, concurrent use of both drugs was associated with an increased risk of an emergency room visit or inpatient admission for opioid overdose among all opioid users.


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Date Added: 03/16/2017
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:59PM

This new study published in JAMA Network Open discusses the risk of overdose in Medicare Part D beneficiaries when opioids are combined with other drugs.


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Date Added: 07/25/2018
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:59PM

This fact sheet educates patients on the basics of opioid-induced constipation and gives recommended next steps. This tool is in Spanish suitable for a Puerto Rican audience.


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Date Added: 03/24/2017
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:56PM

This fact sheet educates patients on the basics of opioid-induced constipation and gives recommended next steps. This tool is in culturally appropriate U.S. Spanish.


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Date Added: 03/24/2017
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:56PM

This fact sheet educates patients on the basics of opioid-induced constipation and gives recommended next steps.


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Date Added: 02/09/2017
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:50PM

This recorded forum, hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses efforts that are addressing the opioid epidemic and behavioral health in minority communities.


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Date Added: 03/25/2019
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:45PM

The final three modules in a training series on opioids from the CDC are now available.


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Date Added: 03/25/2019
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:27PM

Emergency department visits for opioid overdoses rose 30 percent in all parts of the U.S. from July 2016 through September 2017. View this video and read the fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about opioid overdoses.


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Date Added: 03/26/2018
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:24PM

Refer to this fact sheet to learn about adverse drug events when pairing opioids with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). This resource is in Spanish suitable for a Puerto Rican audience.


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Date Added: 09/06/2016
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:23PM

Refer to this fact sheet to learn about adverse drug events when pairing opioids with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). This resource is in Spanish suitable for a Puerto Rican audience.


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Date Added: 09/06/2016
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:22PM

Refer to this fact sheet to learn about adverse drug events when pairing opioids with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).


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Date Added: 09/06/2016
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:21PM

Give this resource to patients with high pain levels to help them learn when to call the doctor or visit an emergency room.


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Date Added: 06/14/2016
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 4:20PM

Give this resource to patients with high pain levels to help them learn when to call the doctor or visit an emergency room. This document has been translated into Spanish for Puerto Rico.


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Date Added: 06/14/2016
Date Last Modified: Sep 22 2020 3:10PM

Listen to this podcast with Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF Health Quality Institute and Dr. Paul Milligan, a clinical pharmacist, as they discuss discuss opioid safety in nursing home residents.


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Date Added: 08/26/2020
Date Last Modified: Aug 26 2020 10:32AM

Listen to this podcast with Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF Health Quality Institute and Dr. Paul Milligan, a clinical pharmacist, as they discuss opioid-induced respiratory depression.


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Date Added: 08/26/2020
Date Last Modified: Aug 26 2020 10:29AM

Listen to this podcast with Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF Health Quality Institute and Dr. Paul Milligan, a clinical pharmacist, as they discuss multimodal pain management.


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Date Added: 08/26/2020
Date Last Modified: Aug 26 2020 10:19AM

 
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