MOC IV/CME/MIPS APPROVED: Improving Opioid Medication Disposal Education

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Target Audience

Physicians and the supporting care team


Opioid medications are an important part of pain relief for certain conditions. However, leftover medications can put others as risk for overdose (children, teens, elderly). Proper disposal of these medications will help to prevent those complications.

Completion length: 6-9 months
Patient population: All patients prescribed opiates
Credit: All healthcare teammates actively participating in this project are eligible for credit.

Accreditation Statement
Atrium Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Atrium Health designates this Performance Improvement Activity for a maximum of 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Stages for a Performance Improvement Activity: All stages are worth 5 credits for participation

Stage A: Learning from current practice performance assessment
• Chart reviews, self-assessment, or other appropriate mechanisms of data collection.
• Physicians actively involved in data collection and analysis.
• Identify problems and discuss issues/barriers relating to problem.
• Define goals for improvement and a plan for how to implement desired interventions to create change.

Stage B: Learning from the application of PI to patient care
• Implement/participate in intervention(s) based on chart data
• Guidance provided on applying interventions
• Summary of interventions implemented and understandings developed

Stage C:Learning from evaluation of PI effort
• Re-evaluate and reflect on performance in practice
• Compare to assessment done in Stage A
• Summarize any practice, process, or outcome changes

Completion of all three stages: 5 Credits for participation

Other healthcare professions: This Performance Improvement Activity fulfills the requirement for 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing 20.0 contact hours.

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).

This QI Effort meets MOC Part IV Standards and Guidelines for the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization and is eligible for MOC Part IV through participating ABMS Member Boards and for Category 1 PI-CME credits through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

As an Approved Portfolio Sponsor, Charlotte AHEC has been approved by the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization to approve QI Efforts for MOC Part IV (for physicians) and for Category 1 PI-CME credit (for PAs) through 06/01/2024.

Faculty Disclosure Announcement
The following faculty member(s) do not have significant or other financial relationships with industry/commercial supporters to disclose and do not intend to discuss an unlabeled, unapproved, or investigative use of a commercial product or device:

Laura Noonan, MD, FAAP
Michael Ruhlen, MD,MHCM, FAAP, FACHE
Erin Cloutier,BSN, RN, CPHQ, PCMH CCE
Jessica Dietrich, M.Ed
Carrie Jackman-Hoyle, MHA
Shivani Pandya, MPH

**By completing this activity, you grant permission to Atrium Health to share the competition data with ACCME on behalf of each learner according to the unique identifier of ABMS boards.**

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Apr 1, 2020 - Nov 28, 2022
Apr 1, 2020 - Nov 28, 2022
2.00 - CEU
20.00 - Contact Hours
25.00 - CME for MIPS
25.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Apr 1, 2020 - Nov 28, 2022
Individual Participant
Group of up to 15 participants
Group of up to 30 participants
CPA Participants
Contact Hours
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™