PSPA 32 - Use of CDC Guideline for Clinical Decision Support to Prescribe Opioids for Chronic Pain via Clinical Decision Support

Activity Weighting: High

Subcategory Name: Patient Safety and Practice Assessment

Description: In order to receive credit for this activity, MIPS eligible clinicians must utilize the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain[1] via clinical decision support (CDS). For CDS to be most effective, it needs to be built directly into the clinician workflow and support decision making on a specific patient at the point of care.

Supporting Documentation

Specific examples of how the guideline could be incorporated into a CDS workflow include, but are not limited to:

  • electronic health record (EHR)-based prescribing prompts,
  • order sets that require review of guidelines before prescriptions can be entered, and
  • prompts requiring review of guidelines before a subsequent action can be taken in the record.


2018 Improvement Activities Requirements

2019 Improvement Activities Requirements

2018 MIPS Improvement Activities Fact Sheet

Scores for Improvement Activities for MIPS APMs in the 2018 Performance Period Fact Sheet

WebChart Documentation

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