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Information for Prescribers

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Prescribers can help prevent opioid misuse by safely reducing opioid prescriptions and checking MAPS. They can also fight the epidemic by becoming trained to treat opioid use disorder in their practice, including in primary care. Only a fraction of individuals with opioid use disorder receive treatment; if each clinician in Michigan treated two patients, we could offer treatment to all who need it.

Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)

About MAPS

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.

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About MAPS Video
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Opioid Education

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.

Acute Pain Recommendations

The Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (MI-OPEN) developed evidenced-based and procedure specific prescribing guidelines for opioids when performing the most common dental, surgical, and emergency procedures.
Click below to see the MI-OPEN guidelines. 

Chronic Pain Recommendations

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. 

Michigan Safer Prescribing Opioid Toolkit

Comprehensive clinical resources and tools on opioid prescribing for pain and treatment of opioid use disorder.

M-Open Acute Care Opioid Prescribing Guide

This Guide is a compilation of resources to support evidence-based acute care opioid prescribing.