In this episode, we’re joined by John Bowman, CEO of Sure Med Compliance. He founded the company after spending more than a decade in the pharmaceutical industry and seeing the overwhelming effects of the opioid epidemic play out while living in Manatee County, Florida. A portion of this interview first appeared on our Aug. 7 episode.
John shares his unique insights on:
- The impact of patient workflow on responsible opioid therapy
- The potential legal ramifications facing today’s prescribing physicians
- Law enforcement’s oft-used phrases “in the usual course of business” and “legitimate medical purpose”
- Documentation’s important role in keeping compliant
Here are some links and references related to this week’s show:
- Doctors are more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day – or if appointments run late
- Physicians writing fewer initial opioid prescriptions, but some high-risk prescribing persists
- Mobile tech helps surgery practice write fewer opioid prescriptions
- Health Insurance Plans May Be Fueling Opioid Epidemic
- Surgeons’ Opioid-Prescribing Habits Are Hard To Kick
- Opioid Overdose Crisis – National Institute on Drug Abuse
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MGMA Insights is presented by Craig Wiberg, Rob Ketcham, Decklan McGee and Daniel Williams.
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