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Building a healthier Montana takes a DREAMTEAM
Montana is committed to improving the lines of communication between prescribers, patients and pharmacists to provide the best care possible to patients. This starts with facilitating effective communication and providing up-to-date patient information and clear guidelines for treating opioid naïve patients. To continue to reduce the number of opioid dependencies and deaths in Montana, adapt the new seven-day policies by:
1. PATIENT CHECK
CHECK THE REGISTRY
Under this new law, when prescribing an opioid, your first step should be to check your patient’s history in the MPDR. You’re looking to see if the patient is opioid naïve. If they are, then the 7-day prescription period is required.
2. PRESCRIBE ACCORDINGLY
STAY WITHIN THE LIMITS
The law states that any opioid prescription for opioid naïve patients you write must be for seven days or less, so it’s important to prescribe within the law.
3. WORK THE DREAMTEAM
COMMUNICATION & COORDINATE
With communication and education, we can see Montana continue to lead the way in patient care and opioid dependence reduction. Be prepared to continue the conversation with your patients about the 7-day limit and what it means for them. Then, continue to work with pharmacists by checking the registry and prescribing accordingly.
This project is funded in whole by grant numbers 6 NU90TP921970-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or 6H79TI080243-02M002 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The contents herein do not necessarily reflect the official views and policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.