Area:
Pain

Engaging the Entire Care Team to Facilitate a Comprehensive Pain Management Program in the Primary Care Setting

Organization:
New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

Develop and deploy an educational and quality improvement (QI) initiative to assist physicians and care teams in up to 10 nationally recognized patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices improve knowledge, skills and competencies in the area of pain management to foster enhanced patient care, satisfaction and outcomes. The key objectives for this initiative are to:

1.Develop and implement an educational and QI program for primary care multi-disciplinary teams to foster enhanced ability and confidence to appropriately treat and manage patients who present with pain based on current evidence-based (EB) guidelines
2.Increase use of EB guidelines, screening tools and treatment options for patients with pain in the primary care setting
3.Introduce primary care teams to QI and population health management principles to assist in effectively treating and managing patients with pain

Approval Date:
December 2013
Amount Awarded:
$250,000.00
Start Date:
01/01/2014
End Date:
12/31/2015
Status:
Complete
RFP:
Chronic Pain Care in the Patient-Centered Medical Home
RFP ID:
2013PA3