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Focus on opioid review regardless of history, prescriber when reporting AWVs

Effective May 2, 2019
Published May 6, 2019
Last Reviewed May 2, 2019
Question: Regarding the recent updates from CMS, do we need to document “opioid review” in the wellness visit note if the patient has not recently been on opioids? We have a general “drug use” question on our wellness forms but nothing specific to opioids. Secondly, if the patient is on opioids prescribed by another provider, do we need to document opioid review? When our providers prescribe opioids, we always document review, alternative treatment, failed treatment, etc., so that is not a concern.

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