OPIOID PRESCRIBING CHANGE FOR Washington MEDICAID PATIENTS
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The NEW policy limits the quantity of opioids that can be prescribed to opiate naïve patients for non-cancer pain. The limits for new opioid prescriptions will be:
- No more than 18 doses (approximately a 3-day supply) for patients age 20 or younger.
- No more than 42 doses (approximately a 7-day supply) for patients age 21 or older.
You can override these limits if you feel this is medically necessary, by typing “Exempt” in the text of the prescription.
For more information go to https://www.hca.wa.gov/billers-providers/programs-and-services/opioids