Nevada Pain Follows a 12-Step Compliance Checklist for Long-Term Opioid Therapy

For opioid use, patients must have:

  1. Assessment of pain (0-10 scale)
  2. Clear documentation of rationale for opioid use (i.e., chronic lower back pain, degenerative disc disease)
  3. Clear documentation of beneficial clinical response to opioid use (i.e., decrease pain or increase function)
  4. Established goals of opioid treatment and review of goals (i.e., patient has an increased ability to function)
  5. Current and updated medication list
  6. Documentation of substance abuse/social history (i.e., patient denies any history of T/E/D prescription medications)
  7. Physical examination of painful area
  8. Documentation of risks and benefits (i.e., risks explained to patient)
  9. Appropriate referral for additional evaluation and treatment (i.e., psychiatric referral for depression)
  10. Updated Pharmacy Board review
  11. Current and consistent UDS within last thirty (30) days
  12. Signed an Opioid Agreement within last six (6) months

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