A Public, Private Payer Partnership to Prevent Opioid Abuse and Transform Acute Care Pain Management
Date & Time
Monday, April 2, 2018, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Chad Brummett, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Division of Pain Research, University of Michigan
Chris Priest, MPP, Vice President, Medicaid Solutions, Centene Corporation
Jennifer Waljee, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan
Tom Leyden, MBA, Director II, Value Partnerships Program, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Moderator: Mary Colvin, CPA, CPCU, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, and Member, Operation UNITE Board of Directors
CE Certified By: AMA,AAFP,ACPE,ADA,ANCC
This workshop will explain the unique platform and approach of the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) from the perspective of physicians, private payers and Medicaid. The presenters will describe the program’s approach to understanding the impact of acute care prescribing in the opioid epidemic, as well as successes in changing practices and the challenges ahead.
Three University of Michigan (UM) physicians launched Michigan OPEN with support from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Value Partnerships, and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at UM. Their goal was to develop a preventive approach to the state’s opioid epidemic through a focus on reducing acute care prescribing (surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine and trauma). Addressing opioid prescribing during the acute care period among those patients not using opioids has the greatest potential to reduce the number of new chronic opioid users and minimize unintended distribution of Rx opioids into communities. Through a partnership with statewide, physician-led networks, Michigan OPEN is collecting data and identifying and disseminating best practices in acute care opioid prescribing to providers around the state. The Michigan OPEN initiative also has partnered with communities, hospitals and law enforcement around the state to hold opioid recovery drives in locations throughout the state.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Describe Michigan OPEN, a partnership that is targeting opioid naïve surgical and dental patients prior to opioid dependence.
- Explain the Michigan OPEN model for creating change and disseminating best practices in opioid prescribing and disposal for application in other communities across the country.
- Describe the effect of specific Michigan OPEN initiatives on clinical care and healthcare policy for opioid prescribing in the acute care setting, and understand their role in mitigating against the opioid epidemic in the United States.