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Quality improvement (QI) program

The quality improvement program supports health care systems’ and providers’ efforts to build a safer opioid prescribing culture in Minnesota. Individual health care providers whose prescribing data indicate that they may prescribe outside of community standards are required to participate in QI. Health care providers are notified of their participation status on their annual opioid prescribing report

DHS contracted with the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) in 2020 to create a quality improvement framework for opioid prescribing. The Opioid Prescribing Improvement Guide on ICSI’s Opioid Initiatives webpage provides a model for prescribers to assess their current opioid prescribing habits and test improvement strategies for safe opioid prescribing. The quality improvement program guides prescribers through the steps identified in the improvement model.

Additional information about the quality improvement program includes:

Email dhs.opioid@state.mn.us if you have questions about Opioid Prescribing Improvement Program.

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