OPOS maximizes function. Quality of life is the health outcome.
Pain Care Without Boundaries.™
Chronic Opioid Therapy Access, Compliance, Risk, Side Effects, Administrative Burden and Cost present increasing hurdles to physicians and patients.
Risk and Cost Increases
Providers and patients are facing increasing regulatory requirements and scrutiny for all opioid prescriptions. The result is increasing time burdens, administrative processes, lack of access and the constant threat of medical board and DEA accusations.
The patient is burdened with lost income from time off work, co-pays with increased visits and risk to quality of life.
Writing one opioid prescription per day costs a provider almost $2000 per year to meet regulatory requirements. A medical board accusation will cost $100K and is not covered by most malpractice insurance.
There has been a lot of focus on high MEDD (Morphine Equivalent Daily Dosage) prescribing. A larger problem is the co-prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines. While the dangers were not understood 10 years ago, they are now. Patients risk respiratory depression and death with more than double the risk of an overdose-related event.
Providers risk poor treatment outcomes, civil and criminal actions, and a real threat to their medical license and livelihood.
Evolving Standards of Care
We have learned a lot in the past decade. The benefits and harms of opioids and polypharmacy have led to the advancement of guidelines and regulations. These new tools define a new standard of care for the long term use of opioids in chronic pain management.
Do your prescribing, informed consent and patient education practices reflect the new standard of care? Would your state medical board agree?
Delivering More Effective Pain Care And Increasing Practice Revenue
While chronic opioid therapy is not an effective pain management treatment for some patients, it delivers improved function and independence for a large number of patients. OPOS ensures providers can maintain regulatory and guideline compliance and continue to offer patients access to opioid therapies. OPOS transforms the headaches associated with prescribing risk and administrative overhead into new streams of revenue. Better access for patients with no additional cost.