Citi Benefits Handbook
Opioid Management Program
The Opioid Management Program limits the quantity of opioids and requires step therapy. It is aligned with the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help improve management of opioid use and reduce potential misuse and abuse. The criteria use Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) to limit quantity of opioid products. Prior authorization requests can be made if your doctor believes the dose should exceed the MME within the CDC recommendation. The Opioid Management Program is not intended to apply for cancer treatment or palliative end-of-life care.