MAPS is used to track controlled substances, schedules 2-5 drugs. It is a tool used by prescribers and dispensers to assess patient risk and is also used to prevent drug abuse and diversion at the prescriber, pharmacy, and patient levels. On April 4th, 2017 the State of Michigan replaced the MAPS platform with PMP AWARxE.
PA 246 of 2017 requires prescribers to provide Opioid Education using the state's or similar Start Talking Form when prescribing an Opioid drug. It does not have to be used when prescribing any other controlled substance that does not contain an Opioid. This form must be completed and saved to the patient's medical record only when prescribing an Opioid drug.
The Prescription Drug & Opioid Abuse Commission, Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) and University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center partnered to offer acute pain recommendations for emergency and surgical departments as well as dentists. The recommendations are linked below:
Chronic pain is a complex condition for medical providers to treat.
In order to better inform medical providers treating chronic pain patients, the CDC developed prescribing guidelines.