Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and PDMP (PMOP) - VHA Pain Management
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Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and PDMP (PMOP)

Pain Management, Opioid Safety and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMOP) - Overview

In 2020, PMOP moved with Specialty Care under Clinical Services and now assumes all operational oversight and responsibilities.  This Pain Management Program Office expansion includes Opioid Safety and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), and is now the Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and PDMP (PMOP).

The Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and PDMP (PMOP) Office provides guidance and funding to support implementation of Pain and Opioid Safety initiatives, including legislative mandates and oversight requirements related to:

  • CARA legislation 2016/Jason Simcakoski Memorial and Promise Act (Jason’s Law)
  • MISSION Act 2018 (includes PDMP in Section 134)
  • Joint Commission Standards for Pain Management (2018)
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

Pain Management, Opioid Safety and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMOP) - Program Initiatives

 Pain Management  Opioid Safety  PDMP
- Stepped Care Model for Pain Management
- Primary Care integration of pain care
- Interdisciplinary pain teams
- Pain Management Teams/Clinics at all facilities (CARA Mandate)
- Interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation
- CARF-accredited program development/ expansion
- Tele-Pain initiatives
- Therapies/Approaches, such as: behavioral therapy, Ketamine, Physical Therapy(PT), Complementary and integrative health(CIH), etc.
- Safe prescribing practices
- Risk mitigation - implementation
- Informed consent
- Naloxone
- Urine Drug Screen
- Drug take-back
- OSI initiatives and education
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) integrated electronic health record solution for CPRS and enhancements
- Individual state/regional/MHS PDMPs
- Forthcoming Federal Register publication
- Compliance tracking
- EHR Modernization

For questions related to the National Pain Management, Opioid Safety and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMOP), please contact -  vhapmopinfo@va.gov.