In order to receive credit for this activity, MIPS eligible clinicians must utilize the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain via clinical decision support (CDS). For CDS to be most effective, it needs to be built directly into the clinician workflow and support decision making on a specific patient at the point of care. Specific examples of how the guideline could be incorporated into a CDS workflow include, but are not limited to: electronic health record (EHR)-based prescribing prompts, order sets that require review of guidelines before prescriptions can be entered, and prompts requiring review of guidelines before a subsequent action can be taken in the record.
|Activity ID||Activity Weighting||Sub-Category Name|
|IA_PSPA_32||High||Patient Safety & Practice Assessment|
Objective & Validation Documentation
Objective: Make Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain via clinical decision support (CDS) part of eligible clinicians’ workflow, thus improving prescription practices, protecting patients at risk for addition and/or overdose, and helping to address the opioid epidemic.
Validation Documentation: Evidence of eligible clinicians utilizing the CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain via CDS. Include all of the following elements:
1) CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain via CDS within eligible clinicians’ workflow – Evidence that the CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain is available to eligible clinician(s) via CDS, and that the guideline is incorporated into eligible clinicians’ workflow. May include: electronic health record-based prescribing prompts, chronic pain order sets with opiate prescribing based on CDC Guidelines, or prompts requiring review of guidelines before a subsequent action can be taken in the record; AND
2) Use of Guideline in CDS – Documentation of use of CDC guideline during patient care during the 90 day or year-long attestation period.
Information: CDC Guideline: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/guideline.html; please note that this guideline was updated in November 2022. This guideline/CDS may be updated periodically, and the most recent available guideline/CDS should be referred to/used in completing this activity.