Thursday, May 25, 2017

Policy

VA

Virginia Adopts Emergency Opioid and Buprenorphine Prescribing Rules

Effective immediately, Virginia’s Board of Medicine has adopted emergency regulations governing the prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine. These regulations apply to doctors of medicine, osteopathic medicine, and podiatry, and to physician assistants who are treating acute and chronic pain that is not associated with cancer, hospice, palliative care, inpatient hospitals, inpatient nursing homes, or clinical

westvirginia

New Law Protects West Virginians from Unsafe Step Therapy

We have great news, West Virginians! With the passage of House Bill 2300, patients and prescribing practitioners are guaranteed access to a clear and convenient process to request a step therapy exception determination made easily accessible on the health plan issuer’s or utilization review organization’s website. Further, and of the utmost importance, the new law

michigan

Michigan Expands Access to Care in Rural Areas

Michigan has greatly expanded access to high quality care in rural areas through the use of telehealth, thanks to the recent passage of Senate Bill 213. Signed on 3/29 and effective immediately, the new law allows a health professional to prescribe a controlled substance via telehealth if they comply with both of the following: When

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