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News - Urine Drug Screening Position

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ALLMED POSITION STATEMENT ON URINE DRUG SCREENING (UDS)

In UDS testing is often advocated to combat the inappropriate use of opioids and help reduce illicit drug use. UDS is widely available and has a longer period of potential detection. There have been societal guidelines as well as CDC and CMS policies created in an effort to establish a standard. In an effort to formulate a clear and consistent AllMed opinion among all of the peer reviewers, this paper will serve to create an AllMed position on the topic of urine drug screening (UDS) for standard of care and plan language reviews for clients who do not have a clear policy on this topic. This position statement is a result of a larger quality initiative though our inter-rater reliability process (IRR). AllMed clients as well as peer reviewers can use this information as a reference with regard to the current available literature and opinions on this topic.