Opioids

Medical practice and the opioid crisis. Updates on state and national rules, prescription monitoring programs, and pain management.

  • Opioid epidemic and your practice44:42

    Opioid epidemic and your practice

    It’s been one year since mandatory use of the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program began. In this webinar, attorney Brett Rowe will provide an update on the implications for physician practices. CME

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  • Texas controlled substance e-prescribing requirements and waivers

    Texas controlled substance e-prescribing requirements and waivers

    Electronic prescribing of controlled substances will be required for Texas physicians beginning January 1, 2021.

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  • TMB pain management rules

    TMB pain management rules

    Learn about the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program and how to comply with pain management legislation passed in 2019.

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  • Case Closed: MANAGING OPIOIDS

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  • TMB finalizes new CME requirements

    TMB finalizes new CME requirements

    Physicians in Texas must now meet two new CME requirements.

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  • TMB issues final rules for pain management

    TMB issues final rules for pain management

    TMB releases rules for PMP checks, acute pain prescribing limits, and opioid CME requirements

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  • TMB clarifies prescribing limits for acute pain

    TMB clarifies prescribing limits for acute pain

    The TMB is trying to clear up confusion about the new 10-day opioid prescribing limit for acute pain.

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  • Governor extends waiver for chronic pain patients

    Governor extends waiver for chronic pain patients

    State requirements for chronic pain patients have been suspended by Governor Abbott until June 30, 2021

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  • TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB issued guidance stating that checking the PMP is NOT required for inpatient care.

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  • New-to-Practice Reporter 2018

    New-to-Practice Reporter 2018

    Managing opioids: claims analysis and case study; Wernicke’s encephalopathy after bariatric surgery; How to dismiss without abandoning: Ending the physician-patient relationship; Addressing transgende

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  • New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1

    New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1

    New legislation places a 10-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain.

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  • HHS guide for appropriate tapering or discontinuation of long-term opioid use

    HHS guide for appropriate tapering or discontinuation of long-term opioid use

    New guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides clarification and advice for physicians on appropriate tapering methods for patients with long-term opioid use.

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  • CDC issues guidelines for prescribing opioids

    CDC issues guidelines for prescribing opioids

    CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids to chronic pain patients. These guidelines apply to physicians treating patients outside the context of cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care.

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  • Recap: “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic”

    Recap: “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic”

    For this year’s spring CME seminars, attorney Brett B. Rowe presented “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic” in Austin and Houston. Here’s a brief recap with five risk management takeaways for physicians.

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  • Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids

    Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids

    Texas physicians will soon be required to check the Texas Prescription Monitoring database before prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol.

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  • HIPAA and the opioid crisis

    HIPAA and the opioid crisis

    On October 27, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued guidance on how HIPAA allows information sharing to respond to the opioid crisis.

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  • Overprescribing pain medication

    Overprescribing pain medication

    This is an actual TMLT medical malpractice case. It involves a family physician and a patient prescribed to pain medication. This presentation illustrates how action or inaction on the part of the phy

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