|OhioBWC - Provider: (Opioid Educate) - About prescribing|
|Opioids and BWC|
Saving Lives - BWC battles the opioid crisis
|Opioid rule for prescribers|
Based on Ohio's opioid prescribing guidelines, we developed an opioid prescribing rule that applies to all BWC-certified prescribers. It's designed to help prevent opioid dependence for Ohio's injured workers through its three primary goals.
Best clinical practices
Pay attention to the duration of time an injured worker may be on opiates. For example, prescriber dose/duration checkpoints to review pain treatment plans are:
Opioid treatment programs reimbursed
|Opioid prescribing guidelines|
Ohio's opioid prescribing guidelines are designed for physicians treating patients with chronic, non-terminal pain. They're based on data that shows patients who receive higher doses of prescribed pain medications are at an increased risk for addiction or overdose.
BWC recommends that all prescribers follow this step-by-step process when prescribing opioid analgesics and managing your patient's pain treatment. When managing opioid analgesics for more than 12 continuous weeks, prescribers must:
Important: On Oct. 1, 2016, BWC moved to a 60 MED trigger and a six to eight week time table to address our unique injured worker population where return to work is paramount.
For more resources about opioid prescribing in Ohio, click on any one of the topics listed below.
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