Final Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS), with Opioid Treatment Guidelines
The DWC finalizes the MTUS regulations in response to reports of widespread opioid abuse:
- Updates the Chronic Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines.
- Adopts Opioids Treatment Guidelines.
- Notable is the emphasis on evidence-based care and changes to the meaning of chronic pain.
- These regulations apply to any treatment requests made on or after July 29, 2016.