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Colorado

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Search Pending Opioid Bills HERE 


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State Specific Health, Medical & Civil Rights Organizations:
 

Find a PAIN SPECIALIST: HERE 

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Prescribing Laws and Regulations

  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (long-term care excluded)
  • First policy: Colorado's Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced a new policy on July 10, 2017, to reduce opioid prescriptions in the state's Medicaid program. The policy was rolled out in two phases. The first phase went into effect on August 1, 2017, and limits the supply of opioids a Medicaid recipient can receive if they did not have an opioid prescription in the past 12 months. The policy limits the first fill prescription of opioids to a seven day supply. Patients can get two more seven-day prescriptions, but a fourth prescription would have to be approved by the department. Medicaid recipients that already had an opioid prescription before the new policy will still be allowed up to a 30-day prescription. The second phase went into effect on October 1, 2017, and reduced the morphine milligram equivalents (MME) from Medicaid patients from 300 MME per day to 250 MME per day. The new MME limit does not apply to patients being treated for cancer or in palliative or hospice care.[12][13]
  • Second policy: On May 21, 2018, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed Senate Bill 22 into law. The bill implemented a seven-day initial limit on opioid prescriptions, with prescribers allowed to write another seven-day prescription if they consider it necessary. The bill included exemptions for patients experiencing chronic pain, cancer patients, patients under hospice care, and patients experiencing post-surgical pain expected to last longer than 14 days.[14][15]


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Colorado Policy for Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids

Opioid Prescribing Call To Action

Pain Management Resources and Opioid Use


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