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Recommendation Details
Text of Recommendation
The New Mexico VA Health Care System Director ensures that facility practice is consistent with Veterans Health Administration and facility policy applicable to early refills of buprenorphine for patients receiving opioid agonist therapy for opioid use disorder and is consistent with evidence-based treatment and prescribing providers’ clinical rationale, ensures all relevant staff are educated on the policy, and monitors for compliance with policy.
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Significant Recommendation
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Associated Report Details
Submitting OIG
Report Title
Pharmacists’ Practices Delayed Buprenorphine Refills for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder at the New Mexico VA Health Care System in Albuquerque
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Report Date Issued
Thursday, June 30, 2022
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