August Newsletter


CMS’ Opioid Safety Commitment Poster Program

Please see attached letter welcoming you as a TCPI-enrolled clinician to CMS’ Opioid Safety Commitment Poster Program. As detailed in the letter, CMS will be sending you posters via US mail to hang in your practice to educate your patients regarding appropriate pain management.  We hope you find the posters a useful resource as we work together to fight the opioid  epidemic. 

Practice Spotlight

Cookeville Medical Clinic has set out to integrate patient engagement into the care management process. Through PDSA cycles, improvement efforts have identified better ways to use patient care plans through documenting goals within the EHR as well as co-developing treatment plans with patients and developing mechanisms to track progress. The clinic is also developing classes and educational campaigns designed to teach and promote self-management skills. Patient engagement is even an integral part of evaluating the impact of these efforts by collecting and reviewing patient feedback at each clinic visit.

CMS Clinician Calls

CMS wants to hear from you!  This is your opportunity to speak directly to CMS Leadership! 
On the evenings of August 22nd and 23rd, CMS is hosting one-hour events specifically for primary care and specialty care clinicians to speak directly to CMS about TCPI and QPP.  See the attached flier for more information.  Registration information below:
Clinician Events Focused on Primary Care, August 22nd
6:30 – 7:30 PM ET, repeated from 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET
Click Here to RegisterClinician Events Focused on Specialty Care, August 23rd
6:30 – 7:30 PM ET, repeated from 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET
Click Here to Register

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