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VCSQI SAN 2.0 Opioid Management Workgroup – April 26, 2018

Discussion of Use of Patient & Provider Opioid Agreements/Contracts TPP_Sample_Patient_Contract SamplePatientAgreementForms SamplePrescriberPatientAgreementOpioidTreatmentForNonCancerPain Sample Patient Agreement

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Opioid Pain Management: Expert Presentations March 15, 2018

View 3 presentations from VCSQI Meeting in Richmond, Va. Opioid Pain Management: From Practice to Regulation & Back Again, Barbara Allison-Bryan, MD, Va. Dept. of Health Professions    There and Back Again: An Opioid Tale, Marc Huntoon, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Director of Pain Management, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center   Patient Safety Initiatives & Next […]

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Overcoming Challenges to MIPS Participation

 2018 – QPP and MIPS – What’s Different and What You Should be Doing NOW Quality category – You must submit data for 6 measures, for the full year; quality weight drops from 60% to 50% of total MIPS score (10% went to Cost category). You should already be collecting quality data and submitting through claims or […]

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March 15 – Regulations & Guidelines; Use of Risk Tool; How to Have the Difficult Conversation with a Patient

From Practice to Regulation and Back Again Presented by Barbara Allison-Bryan, MD, Virginia Department of Health Professions, and Marc Huntoon, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management Specialist at VCSQI March 15, 2018 Quarterly Meeting in Richmond, Va. Includes Virginia’s national leadership efforts to impact prescribing practices and evidence-based pain management practices […]

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How to Get Your EIDM and Enter CMS QPP MIPS Data

If you are planning to participate in MIPS, it’s time to access the portal and begin your data entry process.  You have until March 31st to enter final data.  Here are a few key facts to keep in mind: A clinician is eligible to participate in MIPS if in 2017 the clinicians saw at least […]

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VCSQI Sponsored Webinar on Health Activation Presented by Mary Minniti, BS, CPHQ, Senior Policy & Program Specialist from the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care (IPFCC)

In this one-hour VCSQI Sponsored webinar, Mary Minniti, BS, CPHQ, Senior Policy & Program Specialist from the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care (IPFCC) addresses patient activation through development of confidence, knowledge and skills, and shares care team processes for person and family engagement to achieve greater health activation in self-care and medication management. View […]

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VCSQI Person/Family Engagement Survey Results & Next Steps

For VCSQI TCPI Participants, Please note, this information was only sent to our administrative contacts, not clinical contacts (unless one in the same). We ask that you review this information with your clinical staff. Thank you to those who completed VCSQI’s survey on Person/Family Engagement (PFE). There was a total of 15 responses with clear […]

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VCSQI Survey Results on Opioid Prescribing Practices

VCSQI Survey Results on Opioid Prescribing Practices Please note, this information was sent to administrative AND clinical contacts of our participating practices. We ask that you discuss this information with your clinicians and consider making improvements to your prescribing practices where indicated. Thank you to those who completed VCSQI’s survey on Opioid Prescribing Practices. There […]

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Join the Effort to Reduce the Opioid Misuse Epidemic!

Our President has declared the opioid crisis in the United States a “national public health emergency” and announced initiatives to address the epidemic. Here are resources for your reference in reassessing your prescribing practices “to do no harm.”  Have conversations to alert patients to safely dispose of unused pain medication. It’s been reported that 55 […]

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