Medication Management and Opioid (MMO) Initiative
In alignment with national action towards improving medication management and opioid misuse, TCPI is focused on improving health outcomes, reducing unnecessary utilization, and generating cost savings for government and private payers. TCPI launched the Medication Management and Opioid Initiative in alignment with the TCPI 7 Aims. Our intent is to generate commitments from TCPI and partner clinicians to be in action by signing the MMO Pledge. This pledge will be on a public page of www.healthcarecommunities.org and will be open to TCPI-enrolled clinicians to complete.
Sign the MMO Initiative Pledge!
We pledge to...
- Educate ourselves and our team, with intention to implement into practice, how to:
- Adhere to evidence-based treatment guidelines (state and/or national).
- Treat pain safely and effectively.
- Identify and treat persons with substance abuse/opioid misuse issues. This should include creating opportunities to further the practice of substance use screenings and referrals.
- Align with local pharmacies and community-based organizations that offer naloxone dispensing and education and/or provide Medication-Assisted Treatment.
- Coordinate with Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to assist with appropriate prescribing, patient education, risk stratification, and medication monitoring.
- Ensure persons with opioid use disorder are treated in a respectful and person-centered manner. Improvements may include:
- Generating opportunities for patient protections providing better information about the risks and benefits of taking prescription opioids.
- Creating or expanding counseling and support service connections for persons and their families who have overdosed on opioids and been revived by naloxone.
- Identifying connections to pharmacist and behavioral health resources to maximize person and family engagement with community support services.
- Developing accountability contracts in collaboration with individuals, which includes that they only use one pharmacy and prescriber for needed medications.
- Leverage and align with existing programs and initiatives, as appropriate, to combat opioid misuse such as:
- National and state laws, regulations, and initiatives related to opioids
- State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
- Identify and report on successes and best practices and spread within the TCPI Community and other partner communities (e.g., QIN-QIOs, QPP SURs, HIINs).