During its annual meeting in Chicago, the American Medical Association formally adopted a policy calling for an end to linking pain management surveys with payment for healthcare facilities, an oft-criticized procedure.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week formally released its voluntary guideline concerning most prescribing of opioids for chronic pain. Some physician groups remain concerned about the document's potential effects.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been inundated with comments on an entirely voluntary guideline designed to minimize risk associated with prescribing of opioids for chronic pain.
A group of experts that convened last year to address the prescription opioid crisis has formally issued recommendations that include mandated use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) by providers.