Nov
18

Minnesota Doctors Face Opioid Prescribing Limits

Posted from: https://acutecareinc.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/minnesota-doctors-face-opioid-prescribing-limits/

From US News:

A Minnesota task force has set new limits on opioid prescriptions by doctors who participate in the state’s Medicaid program.

The rule was adopted by the state’s Opioid Prescribing Work Group on Thursday but won’t take effect until they’re approved by the state human services commissioner, the Star Tribune reported .

Nonsurgical physicians and dentists can have no more than half of their opioid prescriptions exceed 100 morphine milligram equivalents, which is equivalent to about 20 Vicodin or Percocet pills at the typical 5 milligram strength. Surgeons will have a limit of 200 morphine milligram equivalents per outpatient prescription.

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