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Enhancing Effective Safe Chronic Pain Management

Pain

Enhancing Effective, Safe Chronic Pain Management in PCMH-Recognized and ACO-Participating Primary Care Practices: A Kentucky ACP Chapter Quality Network Initiative

American College of Physicians

Approved: December 2013

Grant Period: January 2014 – March 2015

RFP: Community-based Strategies for the Management of Chronic Pain

Proposal

Enhancing Effective, Safe Chronic Pain Management in PCMH-Recognized and ACO-Participating Primary Care Practices: A Kentucky ACP Chapter Quality Network Initiative

The primary goal of this proposed initiative is to implement and disseminate an effective practice improvement program that enhances safe, evidence-based chronic pain recognition and treatment among primary care providers (PCPs) in the state of Kentucky who are involved in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition process. Specific objectives include:

  • Recruitment of general internal medicine PCPs in the PCMH recognition process and part of an ACO in the state of Kentucky;
  • Enhancement of patient-centered, safe, and evidence-based screening, diagnosis, treatment, and referral of patients with chronic pain through implementation of a QI program;
  • Evaluation of the intervention’s impact on provider attitudes, knowledge, and practice as well as performance measure improvement; and
  • Dissemination of best practices throughout Kentucky and nationwide through ACP's national QI Network.