This 2017 report to the Vermont legislature summarizes the findings of a pilot study of providing acupuncture to Medicaid patients with chronic pain.
A 2017 white paper from the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, section one of this report reviews the current status of medical pain management and the nature of the pain crisis in America.
This report provides an overview of the evidence of the relative effectiveness of pain medications, including opioids and nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
This 2016 study asked patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, primary care providers, and providers of acupuncture and chiropractic services about their experiences treating chronic pain, and their views of acupuncture and chiropractic care for treating pain.
This 2017 report to the Oregon legislature reviews curricula used to teach health care providers about pain and pain management in Oregon and reviews the state efforts to address the opioid crisis and improve the treatment of pain in Oregon.
This 2019 patient/provider decision tool lists alternative pain management therapies that may be considered as an alternative to opioids and whether or not listed treatments are covered by Minnesota Medicaid health plans.
These presentation slides provide an overview of the elements of yoga and briefly review studies of the effectiveness of yoga to treat chronic pain. A thorough summary of yoga principles including a discussion of meditation/mindfulness practices.
This 2016 publication reviews Medicaid policies to encourage or require non-opioid treatments for acute or chronic non-cancer pain.
In 2019, CMS issued this informational bulletin to state Medicaid directors describing strategies state Medicaid programs could adopt to provide non-opioid and non-medication based treatments for chronic pain.
The United Hospital Fund convened a meeting of researchers, program leaders, and policymakers in the fall of 2018 to discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on children and families.