Implementation Guide for TN Opioid Legislation

The Tennessee Health Information Management Association has developed Best Practice Guidelines to assist THIMA members and healthcare professionals in the implementation of Tennessee’s new TN Together opioid legislation. The Guidelines will also be distributed by the Tennessee Hospital Association to leadership in member hospitals. Recommendations for the required informed consent, medical record documentation, and ICD-10 code assignment are included with documents in Word format. The documents are compliant with legislative requirements and may be customized by each organization.

For additional information and questions, please contact:

Wanda McKnight, RHIT, CAE
Executive Director, THIMA

Mary Reeves, RHIA,
Chair THIMA Governance Committee

Shannan Swafford, DHA, MBA, RHIT, CHDA, CCS
President, THIMA

Implementation Plan, TN Opioid Crisis Legislation

Public Chapter 1039

Implementation Steps, TN Opioid Legislation

Sample Informed Consent Form Opiod Use

Progress Note Template

Risk Assessment Tool

Educational Handout Opioid Use

Opioid Prescribing Flowchart

ICD-10-CM Code Assignment and Documentation