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Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring of Opioid Use: States Have Taken Action To Address the Opioid Epidemic

We identified actions that selected States took related to their oversight of opioid prescribing and their monitoring of opioid use. The selected States were Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington State, and West Virginia. This report summarizes and compares information provided by the eight States.

The States have created policies and procedures and passed laws and regulations related to opioids. The States are using opioid-related data to perform data analytics, as well as performing outreach to providers and patients. The States have implemented a number of opioid-related prevention, detection, and treatment programs. Finally, the States have taken many other actions to address the opioid epidemic.

This report contains no recommendations.

Filed under: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services