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Opioid & PFE Workgroups


January 25 Workgroup – Treatment Agreements; Registry Measures; Success Story Template

Agenda:  OMW- 01-25-2018-Agenda-v3 Sample Treatment Agreements: Opioid_Tx_Plan.1 Opioid.Tx.Plan.2 Sample Registry Measures Information: 2017_Measure_408_Registry 2017_Measure_412_Registry 2017_Measure_414_Registry Template to Share Your Success Story: TCPI Opioid story template


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 […]


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 […]


Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain From CDC Guidelines

When Your Prescribe: Start Low and Go Slow Opioids can provide short-term benefits for moderate to severe pain. Scientific evidence is lacking for the benefits to treat chronic pain (for adults 18+ with chronic pain > 3 months excluding active cancer, palliative, or end-of-life care).· Before Prescribing, Assess Pain & Function Use a validated pain […]


New Web App With Prescribing Guidelines From CDC Now Available

CDC developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18 and older in primary care settings. Recommendations focus on the use of opioids in treating chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 3 months or past the time of normal tissue healing) outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.