Colorado Medical Society

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Get help with your chronic pain patients with new management program

Friday, September 26, 2014 07:29 AM

The Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) invites you to participate in a new Chronic Pain Management Program. Modeled after the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) programs in New Mexico and Connecticut, the Chronic Pain Management Program leverages cutting edge telehealth technologies to connect PCMPs to specialists. PCMPs consult directly with specialists regarding client cases and learn best practices for treating clients with a variety of chronic pain conditions.

Be a Telehealth Pioneer
The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing will sponsor approximately 50 PCMPs to serve as telehealth pioneers for Colorado. Participation in an ECHO program is easy and the benefits for providers and their clients are significant:

Participating PCMPs Report Increased Confidence and Expertise in Treating Clients
A 2010 survey of some of New Mexico’s Project ECHO participating clinicians with a scale ranging from 1 = Not At All to 5 = To a Large Degree reported that the following average scores were given when clinicians were asked the following questions:

Question Asked of ECHO Participating CliniciansAverage Rating Score (1 to 5)
I am learning best practices through ECHO clinics.4.7
I am able to apply knowledge learned in ECHO clinics to patients with similar diseases in my clinic.4.5
My participation in Project ECHO enhances my ability to offer comprehensive care.4.5
Compared to traditional consultations, using Project ECHO saves me time.4.2
Through my participation I have been co-managing patients with ECHO specialists.4.5
Participating and learning about a complex chronic disease through Project ECHO is an effective way for our clinic to enhance its expertise.4.6

Learn More and Help HCPF Design the Program
Experience an ECHO clinic first hand and speak with participating PCMPs in other states. Help HCFP design the program. What types of didactic sessions and alternative treatment options are you interested in? When is the most convenient time to participate in ECHO? What time commitment is appropriate?

Upcoming ECHO Pain Management Informational Webinar:
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 12 - 1 p.m.
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://chc1.zoom.us/j/585224466
Or join by phone: +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 [Meeting ID: 585 224 466]

ECHO DISCUSSION TOPICS 2014
Types Of Pain We See In The Office
Psychosocial Factors Affecting Pain
Neuropathic Pain Principles
PTSD, Trauma, and Pain
Pain Assessment In The Primary Care Office I (Principles) and Ii (Tools)
Pain Exam In Primary Care - Principles
Opioids I - Assessing For Addiction
What To Do About Addiction - What If You Suspect It?
Psychosocial - Assessment At The Specialty Level (Part 1)
Psychosocial - Assessment At The Specialty Level (Part 2)
Psychosocial - Treatment
Somatic Experiencing
Psychosocial - Insomnia
Physical Therapist Role Now and In 2022
Physical Therapy Treatment Options - Evidence and Habit
History and Examination Of Painful Lumbar Spine Conditions - Part 1
History and Examination Of Painful Lumbar Spine Conditions - Part 2
Neuropathic Pain Treatment Of Specific Syndromes
Pharmacotherapy Ii - Neuropathic Pain
Cam Role For Evaluation and Treatment I and Ii
Pharmacotherapy Iii - NSAID and Others
Pharmacotherapy Iv - Opioid Pharmacology
Pharmacotherapy Vi - Psychotropics and Pain Meds
Pharmacotherapy V - OTC
Opioids Ii - Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues - Federal, State, Other
Opioids Iii - Patient Selection Predicting Abuse, Misuse, and Diversion
Opioids Iv - Exit Strategies, Agreements, Etc.
Opioids V - Practice Risk Management - Documentation, Protocols and Guidelines
Opioids Vi- Monitoring.  The 4 A’s, Urine Screens, and State CSPMP
Opioids Vii- How To IA -
Opioids Viii- How To IB -
Back Pain I - Assessment
Back Pain Ii - Treatment Guidelines
Back Pain Iii - Interventional Treatment
Fibromyalgia/CFS
Osteoarthritis
Headache Treatment Options