CMS, State, and local communities, continue to promote safe and responsible pain management; however, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), overdoses, and deaths continue to be a growing concern. The following links and tools can help you better understand the current crisis and assist your patients with effective pain management if needed.
- Pain Management Zone Tool
- CMS Roadmap: Strategy to Fight the Opioid Crisis
- The Illinois Opioid Action Plan presents the State of Illinois’ collective call to action. The opioid crisis affects everyone in the state in some way. Its victims are of all ages, races, and walks of life.
- The nation is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, but the opioid epidemic remains in full force.