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Utah Clinical Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids

Policy, Insurance, & Incentives Work Group

Purpose Statement:
Develop well-defined policy initiatives/interventions that will assist in preventing deaths and other negative outcomes of use of prescription opioid medications.

Meetings:
This Work Group normally meets on the 1st Thursday of every month from 3:00-5:00pm. As of July, 2008 we will postpone meeting until a new policy topic has been identified for us to work on.

Minutes:

October 2007 December 2007

March
2008

April
2008
June
2008

Other Resources:
(These are provided by Work Group Members as reference materials; they are not endorsed by UDOH)
ER Policies on Distributing Narcotics by Abbie Vianes
Sample Letter of Support for HB119
HB119: Controlled Substance Database Ammendments

March
Blue Cross Blue Shield Position Summary on Oxycontin
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medication Policy on Oxycontin
Blue Cross Blue Shield Opioids Non-cancer Pain Position Summary
Blue Cross Blue Shield Opioids Non-cancer Pain Policy
Altius, Medicaid, Molina, Regence brief descriptions of Policies

Next Meeting: see CALENDAR