Impact of Opioid Prescribing Policy Changes: The TennCare Dental Experience

Impact of Opioid Prescribing Policy Changes: The TennCare Dental Experience

To address the opioid epidemic, TennCare implemented a policy in January of 2018; shortly after, they partnered with the DentaQuest Partnership to evaluate the effect of that policy on the number of opioid prescriptions in the state. Results demonstrated significant and meaningful reductions in the total number of opioids, prescriptions provided, and total MMEs immediately following implementation. View the research brief to learn more.