Pain Management Toolkit
- Before starting opioids for chronic pain, options that do not include opioids should be considered (including behavioral therapies) and risks should be fully evaluated,
- When opioids are necessary, the lowest dose should be utilized to reduce the risk of overdose, and
- Increased monitoring of members on opioids is a necessary risk mitigation practice.
The following tools and resources are provided to assist in safe prescribing and managing chronic pain:
Screening ToolsOpioid Risk Tool NIDA Quick Screen V1.0
Provider ResourcesAmerican Academy of Family Physicians - Chronic Pain Management Toolkits CDC GUideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain American Pain Society Clinical Practice Guidelines CDC Checklist for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Turn the Tide, Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, adapted from CDC Guideline CDC Calculating Total Daily Dose of Opioids for Safe Dosage Additional educational articles >
Patient ResourcesPatient Guidelines, Manage Your Pain, Minimize Your Risk American CHronic Pain Association, Pain Management Tools Health Resource Library
You can help members access the resources they need by calling our Care Management Services or instructing them to call the number on the back of their insurance card.