Opioid Tapering

Guideline Notes

Guideline Note 56, Non-Interventional Treatments for Conditions of the Back and Spine: Click here

Guideline Note 60, Opiooids for Conditions of the Back and Spine: Click here


For the Short Form McGill, KeeLe STarT Form, and Sample Opioid Taper Form, please visit our provider forms page

Oregon Health Authority Coverage and Guideline Decisions

For more information about OHA’s coverage and guideline decisions for the treatment of back and spine pain: Click here

Resources for Tapering Off Prescription Opioids

For additional resources on tapering patients with chronic pain off opioids: Click here

Authorization Requirements

For information about authorization requirements: Click here

Provider and Member Forums on Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management Documentation

Below are the presentations and supplemental documents that were shared at the forums. Please email with any questions about the content below or for more information about the forums.

Provider Forum Presentations

Talking to Patients about Addiction, Joel Rice, MD: Video

Non-Pharmacologic Options in the Treatment of Chronic Pain, Mark Altenhofen, MS: Video, PDF

Pain Schools: What Are They and How Do They Work? Dave Saxey, QMHP: Video, PDF

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Buprenorphine Treatment Basics, Daniel Warren, MD, and Case Panel: Video, PDF

Provider Forum Supplemental Documents

Oregon Pain Guidelines 2016: Click here

Conversion of High Dose Opioid to Buprenorphine article: Click here

Opioid Withdrawal Attenuation Cocktail: Click here

Provider Resources

EOCCO Community Mental Health Provider Contact List: Click here

Community Forum Presentations

Physiology of Chronic Pain, Jordan Graybill, MD: PDF

Non-opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain, Tina Mody, Pharm D, MPH: Video, PDF

Non-pharmacologic Options in the Treatment of Chronic Pain, David Ebel, RPT: Video, PDF

The Role of Psychosocial Support in the Treatment of Chronic Pain, Lois Gates, QMHP: Video, PDF

Community Resources

EOCCO Alternative Care Directory: Click here

EOCCO Umatilla County Behavioral Health Practitioner List: Click here