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Society introduces opioid prescribing performance improvement activity

The Wisconsin Medical Society has added a new performance improvement (PI) activity module to its portfolio of education focused on improving opioid prescribing. Developed by Wisconsin physician faculty who specialize in addiction and pain management, this PI activity is designed to address the challenges faced by physicians and other prescribers and to improve opioid prescribing practices to support quality care for all patients requiring or discontinuing opioid treatment.

With an emphasis on opioid prescribing best practices as well as systems and workflow interventions, the activity follows a plan-do-study-act approach that involves evaluating current opioid prescribing practices and identifying areas for improvement to mitigate risks and minimize the incidence of prescription drug diversion, misuse, addiction and overdose deaths.

The Society’s unique approach to PI allows physicians and staff to work together to identify gaps and implement changes in practice. Physicians have the opportunity to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Maintenance of Certification Part IV credit. This activity satisfies the requirements of 21 of the 24 American Board of Medical Specialties Member Boards, and supports a health system’s efforts to improve opioid prescribing results. Other benefits include:

  • Access to useful tools and resources reviewed by physician faculty.
  • Easy integration of measures aligned with nationally endorsed reporting and payment programs.
  • Onsite facilitation to help conduct meaningful gap analysis and identify system-wide improvement efforts.
  • Opportunity to share best practices and network with colleagues on work and life issues.
  • Easy and efficient electronic documentation of physician progress and results.

E-mail Todd Wuerger for details about how to incorporate this PI initiative into existing workflows.

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