Transforming Pain Management in Missouri
Transforming Pain Management in Missouri FQHC Medical Homes
Missouri Coalition for Primary Health Care
Approved: December 2013
Grant Period: January 2014 – February 2015
The overall goal of Transforming Pain Management in Missouri FQHC Medical Homes is to improve care, health outcomes, and quality of life of patients living with chronic pain by introducing evidence-based pain management practices into the Patient Centered Medical Home model in Missouri FQHCs.
Initiative goals are to:
- Increase the knowledge and confidence level of primary care providers and their care teams at five Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to provide evidence-based, effective chronic pain care.
- Demonstrate quality and performance improvement in the delivery of care to patients living with chronic pain through improved clinical outcomes.
- Reduce reported pain severity and improve reported quality of life for chronic pain patients receiving care from participating FQHCs.